Research Abstracts

//Research Abstracts

“BECAUSE THEY SAID SO I GUESS”: EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF OLDER ADULTS’ DECISION-MAKING REGARDING POST-ACUTE CARE OPTIONS

Background: Hospitalized older adults are increasingly referred to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for post-acute care following hospitalization. However, whether hospitalized older adults are enabled to make high-quality decisions about different post-acute care options is unclear. [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on “BECAUSE THEY SAID SO I GUESS”: EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF OLDER ADULTS’ DECISION-MAKING REGARDING POST-ACUTE CARE OPTIONS

A COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE AND PNEUMONIA AMONG TEACHING AND NONTEACHING SERVICES

Background:   Congestive heart failure (CHF) and pneumonia are amongst the leading causes of hospitalization in the United States.  Although a growing number of hospitals use both teaching and nonteaching hospitalist services for patient care, [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:12:08+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on A COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE AND PNEUMONIA AMONG TEACHING AND NONTEACHING SERVICES

A CONTEMPORARY ASSESSMENT OF MECHANICAL COMPLICATION RATES AND TRAINEE PERCEPTIONS OF CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER INSERTION

Background: Limited data exist regarding rates of mechanical complications associated with placement of non-tunneled acute central venous catheters (CVC) at a training institution. Additionally, trainee perceptions and experiences managing CVC complications are unknown. Our objective [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:36:26+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Education, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on A CONTEMPORARY ASSESSMENT OF MECHANICAL COMPLICATION RATES AND TRAINEE PERCEPTIONS OF CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER INSERTION

A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY REVEALS AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE USE AND MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Background:  Electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) have grown in popularity as an alternative to traditional cigarettes especially among consumers who want to reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality associated with smoking. Nonetheless, a recent study showed that [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:05:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY REVEALS AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE USE AND MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH WITH MULTI-LEVEL INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS

Background: Frequent readmissions pose a challenge to hospitals across the country. They are associated with increasing healthcare costs and display a failure to effectively care for certain groups of patients. The Centers for Medicare and [...]

By | 2017-04-25T23:18:03+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH WITH MULTI-LEVEL INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS

A PILOT STUDY OF READMISSIONS WITHIN 28 DAYS TO AN AMAU (ACUTE MEDICAL ASSESSMENT UNIT) IN THE MIDDLE EAST REGION

Background: Readmissions after hospitalisation are a healthcare quality indicator and carry considerable financial penalties in some healthcare systems. Internationally, readmission rates at 28 – 30 days for medical inpatients range between 10 - 22%. However [...]

By | 2017-04-25T23:21:38+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on A PILOT STUDY OF READMISSIONS WITHIN 28 DAYS TO AN AMAU (ACUTE MEDICAL ASSESSMENT UNIT) IN THE MIDDLE EAST REGION

A QUALITATIVE APPROACH TO DEFINING PATIENT PERCEPTIONS OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE SETTING OF GOALS OF CARE DISCUSSIONS

Background: Effective communication between health-care providers, patients and their families is a key aspect of the discussion surrounding a patient’s goals of care.  One crucial part of this process is reaching a shared understanding of [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:19:22+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Communication, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on A QUALITATIVE APPROACH TO DEFINING PATIENT PERCEPTIONS OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE SETTING OF GOALS OF CARE DISCUSSIONS

A QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF REDUNDANT LAB ORDERS AT AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

Background: The Choosing Wisely Campaign encourages physicians to avoid over-utilizing routine labs in hospitalized patients with clinical and laboratory stability.  A number of studies have shown adverse effects on hospitalized patients from lab overutilization.  In [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:09+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on A QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF REDUNDANT LAB ORDERS AT AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

A RISK TOOL TO PREDICT CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTION IN PATIENTS WITH PICCS

Background: Evidence suggests that risk of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) between patients with traditional central venous catheters (CVC) vs. peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) is similar. However, how best to predict CLABSI in patients [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:11:39+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on A RISK TOOL TO PREDICT CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTION IN PATIENTS WITH PICCS

ACADEMIC HOSPITALIST PERSPECTIVES ON CAREER SUCCESS

Background: Prior research in the field of academic hospital medicine has used promotion as the measure of success, but little is understood about what motivates individual academic hospitalists or how individuals define career success. Conceptual [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:43:04+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Other, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on ACADEMIC HOSPITALIST PERSPECTIVES ON CAREER SUCCESS

ACCURACY AND THE PROPER USE OF THE POINT-OF-CARE ANALYSIS IN HEMOGLOBIN A1C MEASUREMENT

Background: Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States and worldwide.1-2 Hemoglobin A1C is a surrogate marker for the average blood glucose level over the previous 3 months.3 In [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:31:20+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on ACCURACY AND THE PROPER USE OF THE POINT-OF-CARE ANALYSIS IN HEMOGLOBIN A1C MEASUREMENT

AIMING TO IMPROVE READMISSIONS THROUGH INTEGRATED HOSPITAL TRANSITIONS (AIRTIGHT): INTERIM RESULTS FROM A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TRIAL

Background: Hospital readmissions remain highly prevalent despite being the target of policies and financial penalties.  Evidence comparing effectiveness and costs of interventions to reduce readmissions is lacking, leaving healthcare systems with little guidance on how [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:38:33+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on AIMING TO IMPROVE READMISSIONS THROUGH INTEGRATED HOSPITAL TRANSITIONS (AIRTIGHT): INTERIM RESULTS FROM A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TRIAL

AN EVALUATION OF THE UTILITY OF TELEMETRY MONITORING FOR SYNCOPE IN AN OBSERVATION UNIT

Background: The number of hospitals with dedicated observation units has grown in recent years to one-third of all United States hospitals and 80% of academic medical centers, though much is still unknown about how to [...]

By | 2017-04-26T03:09:18+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on AN EVALUATION OF THE UTILITY OF TELEMETRY MONITORING FOR SYNCOPE IN AN OBSERVATION UNIT

AN INNOVATIVE HOSPITAL MEDICINE ELECTIVE: NOT JUST ANOTHER FLOOR MONTH

Background: Hospital Medicine is a rapidly growing specialty and a higher percentage of patients are under the care of hospitalists across the country.  Like other internal medicine subspecialties, an increasing number of residents have expressed [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:09+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on AN INNOVATIVE HOSPITAL MEDICINE ELECTIVE: NOT JUST ANOTHER FLOOR MONTH

ANTIMOTILITY USE IN PATIENTS WITH C DIFFICILE–POTENTIALLY SAFE?

Title: ANTI-MOTILITY USE IN PATIENTS WITH C. DIFFICILE --POTENTIALLY SAFE? Background: Anti-motility agents have typically been avoided in patients with Clostridium difficile diarrheal infections (CDI) due to fear of gastrointestinal complications such as toxic mega-colon. [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:01:11+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on ANTIMOTILITY USE IN PATIENTS WITH C DIFFICILE–POTENTIALLY SAFE?