The US opioid crisis is negatively affecting children, and the rate of hospitalization and pediatric intensive care unit admission for pediatric opioid ingestions is increasing.
Among patients admitted to the hospital for a provisional diagnosis of cellulitis, early dermatologic consultation was associated with improved recognition of pseudo-cellulitis, decreased antibiotic use, and earlier discharge.
A clinical prediction tool successfully forecasts subarachnoid hemorrhage management from ruptured intracranial aneurysms.
Infants classified as very high risk for substantiated maltreatment had a higher relative risk of overall mortality, death through unintentional and inflicted injury, and sudden unexpected infant death.
Duration, more than dosage, may increase the risk of misuse in opioid naïve patients.
Patients treated by PCPs vs hospitalists can have lengthier hospital stays and lower 30-day mortality rates.
The addition of pharmacomechanical thrombolysis does not reduce the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome among patients with acute proximal deep vein thrombosis.
A Minnesota-based hospital chain fires about 50 employees for refusal to receive the influenza vaccine.
Compared with warfarin, treatment with DOACs was not associated with an increased risk of major bleeding or all-cause mortality within the first 90 days.
Fewer patients treated by female surgeons died, were readmitted to the hospital, or had complications within 30 days of surgery.
Low health literacy is associated with a longer hospital length of stay in general medicine patients.
Among patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, increased anesthesia duration is associated with higher rates of complications.
The researchers found that concurrent use of amiodarone, fluconazole, rifampin, and phenytoin was associated with increased risk of major bleeding compared with the use of NOACs alone.
VTE and cancer are the result of inflammation and immunological dysfunctions associated with RA.
Researchers found a strong association between VTE and height using sibling pair analysis.
Patients admitted to the ER during weekends as opposed to weekdays have a higher mortality rate.
The biggest predictors of clinicians providing firearm safety counseling were feeling that the information could help reduce pediatric injuries.
A significant number of avoidable visits to the emergency department are related to mental health and dental conditions.
A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.
Researchers observed a linear increase in cancer prevalence with age, with a 7-fold higher prevalence in patients older than 50 years of age.
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.
Risk factors for emergency department visits include younger age, higher parity, Medicare or self-pay insurance, and postoperative pain.
Data from a clinical trial show that patients taking daily aspirin were not at heightened risk of being hospitalized for heart failure.
The update includes 30 new medicines for adults and 25 for children and groups antibiotics into 3 distinct categories.
Researchers found a paradoxical increase in thromboembolism risk in low-weight patients with atrial fibrillation and VTE who were treated with direct oral anticoagulants.
Many adverse events could be avoidable with more judicious use of antibiotics.
Researchers found that idarucizumab is effective for dabigatran reversal among patients with uncontrolled bleeding and who are undergoing urgent surgery.
There were 526.86 hospital admissions for every 100,000 people in 2002, compared with 364.66 per 100,000 in 2013.