Hospital Medicine Information Center
Fondaparinux and rivaroxaban were associated with increased risk of major bleeding in patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty.
Hospital patients reported breakdowns in care, which included information exchange, medications, delays in admission, team communication, providers' manner, and discharge.
Risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality is significantly increased at safety-net hospitals for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
A 44-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic with leg edema and shortness of breath.
After a fall on an outstretched hand, wrist injuries are common, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.
Primary-care practitioners should change to accommodate patients seeking primary care from emergency departments.
Advice for administering baclofen for a spinal cord injury to a patient with a nasogastric tube.
Does the concentration of hypertonic saline affect intracranial pressure reduction in patients with traumatic brain injury?
Since 50% of patients admitted to the ED with deep vein thrombosis, should it be common practice to do a chest CT prior to discharge?
Is there any evidence that changing a patient's cephalexin dose from 500 q.i.d. to 1,000 b.i.d. has decreased efficacy in terms of infection control?
A tip for performing a closed reduction on a dislocated finger.
Patients often complain they have a difficult time completely removing the adhesive from ECG pads. Pass on this simple tip for painless removal.
A Foley catheter can help remove foreign objects from the rectum.
Larger catheters are stiffer, thus better able to pass through the prostatic urethra.