Journal of Hospital Medicine

The Journal of Hospital Medicine is the premier publication for dissemination of research and education for the specialty of hospital medicine.

Impact factor
1.396 (2012)

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Less hypoglycemia with weight-based insulin in hyperkalemia

(HealthDay)—Weight-based insulin dosing is associated with less hypoglycemia than standard dosing for patients with acute hyperkalemia weighing less than 95 kg, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in the Journal ...


Few get Rx to help quit smoking after COPD hospitalization

(HealthDay)—A minority of patients discharged with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receive pharmacologic treatment for tobacco use, and treatment is not associated with smoking cessation, according to a study ...


Hospital SIESTA project reduces inpatient sleep interruptions

Selective tinkering with the medical center's electronic health records (EHR) system, plus a 20-minute presentation to doctors and nurses on the consequences of in-hospital sleep deprivation, was able to change the behavior ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Azithromycin prescribed despite risk for QTc prolongation

(HealthDay)—Azithromycin is frequently prescribed to hospitalized patients despite the presence of risk factors for QTc prolongation, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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