Oral Presentations

CLINICAL RISK PREDICTION SCORES FOR VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE) IN HOSPITALIZED MEDICAL AND SURGICAL PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Background: A variety of risk prediction scores have been devised to identify patients at increased risk for VTE in different patient populations and settings. Guideline recommendations for VTE risk assessment vary greatly. We performed a [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:02:56+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on CLINICAL RISK PREDICTION SCORES FOR VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE) IN HOSPITALIZED MEDICAL AND SURGICAL PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH EXCESS DURATION OF ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY FOR PATIENTS ADMITTED WITH PNEUMONIA IN MICHIGAN HOSPITALS: A COHORT STUDY

Background: Pneumonia is often treated for longer than necessary, yet factors associated with excess duration of treatment are unknown. We sought to: (a) develop an algorithm to determine appropriate antibiotic duration in non-intensive care unit [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:03:22+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH EXCESS DURATION OF ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY FOR PATIENTS ADMITTED WITH PNEUMONIA IN MICHIGAN HOSPITALS: A COHORT STUDY

IMPLEMENTING ACOVE QUALITY INDICATORS AS AN INTERVENTION CHECKLIST TO IMPROVE CARE FOR HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS

Background: Today, Medicare patients account for approximately 50% of hospital days, costing $1 trillion annually. Despite this staggering financial burden, hospitalization often results in poor outcomes for older adults. The objective of the study was [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:03:07+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on IMPLEMENTING ACOVE QUALITY INDICATORS AS AN INTERVENTION CHECKLIST TO IMPROVE CARE FOR HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS

INITIATION OF NALTREXONE FOR MAINTENANCE OF SOBRIETY IN PATIENTS HOSPITAIZED FOR ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL

Background: Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are common among hospitalized patients. Naltrexone has been proved to assist patients with AUDs in maintenance of sobriety. The initiation of naltrexone has been studied in outpatient and inpatient settings. [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:03:32+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on INITIATION OF NALTREXONE FOR MAINTENANCE OF SOBRIETY IN PATIENTS HOSPITAIZED FOR ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL

MICHIGAN RISK SCORE TO PREDICT PICC-RELATED VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM

Background: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) have been associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and are a major cause of upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT).  However, mechanisms to identify patients at greatest risk of PICC-associated [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:03:40+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on MICHIGAN RISK SCORE TO PREDICT PICC-RELATED VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM

OPIOID UTILIZATION AND PERCEPTION OF PAIN CONTROL AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY ACROSS 8 COUNTRIES

Background: Pain is commonly reported by hospitalized patients and may be managed with opioids, which are associated with benefits and harms.  Clinicians’ perceptions of the benefit to harm ratio may differ across countries, which may [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:03:49+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on OPIOID UTILIZATION AND PERCEPTION OF PAIN CONTROL AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY ACROSS 8 COUNTRIES

SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL MAPPING OF C. DIFFICILE: AN EXPLORATORY BIG DATA ANALYSIS

Background: Hospital-acquired C. difficile colitis is associated with increased length of stay (LOS) and significant morbidity and mortality. During hospitalization, patients visit many procedural, diagnostic, and treatment areas throughout the hospital, presenting opportunities for spore [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:03:57+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL MAPPING OF C. DIFFICILE: AN EXPLORATORY BIG DATA ANALYSIS

TEACHING TO TEST? A COMPARISON OF LAB TESTING IN TEACHING VERSUS NON-TEACHING HOSPITALS FOR TWO COMMON MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Background: It is often assumed resident physicians at academic medical centers order more tests for inpatients due to different aspects of the clinical learning environment.  Despite this prevailing notion, there is very little evidence to [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:04:18+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on TEACHING TO TEST? A COMPARISON OF LAB TESTING IN TEACHING VERSUS NON-TEACHING HOSPITALS FOR TWO COMMON MEDICAL CONDITIONS

WOULD HOSPITALIST USE OF POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND PAY FOR ITSELF? A RETURN-ON-INVESTMENT PREDICTION MODEL USING UNINCENTIVIZED, ULTRASOUND-TRAINED RESIDENTS

Background: Although point-of-care ultrasound can improve patient care and reduce unnecessary downstream costs, few economic models exist on hospitalist use and whether remuneration for imaging could offset equipment costs.  As the heart and lungs are [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:04:04+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on WOULD HOSPITALIST USE OF POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND PAY FOR ITSELF? A RETURN-ON-INVESTMENT PREDICTION MODEL USING UNINCENTIVIZED, ULTRASOUND-TRAINED RESIDENTS