News tagged with hospital medicine

Emergency physician's loss sparks advocacy

Jonathan Welch, MD, a physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, never thought his family would be part of a medical error. But when his mother's battle with cancer took a sudden turn ...

Dec 04, 2012
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Inpatient sleeping drug quadrupled fall risk

A drug commonly prescribed to help patients sleep in hospitals has been associated with an increased risk of falls, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Nov 19, 2012
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A potentially deadly reason to seek preventive health care

Emergency rooms are more crowded than ever, with more than 136 million people making a trip annually. According to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) 2012 Annual Scientific ...

Nov 09, 2012
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Sulfonylureas up cardio events versus metformin

(HealthDay)—Use of sulfonylureas for initial treatment of diabetes is associated with increased cardiovascular events and death compared with metformin, according to a study published in the Nov. 6 issue ...

Nov 07, 2012
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Study examines smoking by inpatients during hospital stay

A study of smokers admitted to a large urban teaching hospital in Massachusetts found that 18.4 percent reported smoking during their hospitalization, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, ...

Nov 05, 2012
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Healthdirect study highlights lack of after-hours care

(Medical Xpress)—A study examining the appropriateness of referrals to the Royal Perth Hospital emergency department by the national telephone triage service healthdirect has spotlighted the lack of access to after-hours health ...

Nov 05, 2012
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