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 [...]

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN HOSPITALISTS’ RACE/GENDER AND PATIENT ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICIAN PERFORMANCE

OBJECTIVES:  To study the influence of physician-patient gender and race concordance on patients’ assessment of the hospitalist physician’s performance.  Background: In the United States, there have been numerous studies showing health disparities and inequities in care related [...]

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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PATIENTS WITH ISCHEMIC AND NON-ISCHEMIC COMPLETE HEART BLOCK

Background: New onset third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. [...]

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CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT: VARIABILITY IN CONSENT REQUIREMENTS AMONG INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNALS THAT PUBLISH CLINICAL IMAGES

Background: Clinical images are photographs that serve as succinct and memorable lessons. Importantly, patient right to privacy dictates appropriate consent be obtained prior to publication. Significant disagreement exists surrounding what makes a photograph identifiable, and [...]

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CONTRAST-INDUCED NEPHROPATHY IN ELDERLY HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF CURRENT LITERATURE

Background: Contrast-induced Nephropathy (CIN) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity among elderly patients. Its occurrence increases with the patient’s age. Elderly patients who suffer from impaired renal function constitute a large percentage of [...]

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KEYS TO CAREER SUCCESS: RESOURCES AND BARRIERS IDENTIFIED BY ACADEMIC HOSPITALISTS

Background: Prior research in the field of academic hospital medicine has described unique challenges to achieving promotion for academic hospitalists.  A consensus conference identified challenges for academic hospitalist success including alignment of hospitalists with clinical [...]

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LINKED DNR AND DNI ORDERS AND FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DNI ORDERS: A RETROSPECTIVE CHART REVIEW AT AN URBAN TERTIARY CARE CENTER

Background: Code status discussions often link do-not-intubate (DNI) orders with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, although cardiac arrest accounts for less than 2% of endotracheal intubations. DNR orders are more commonly implemented for older patients with more [...]

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PHYSICIAN TRAINEES’ EXPERIENCES OF MORAL DISTRESS REGARDING POTENTIALLY FUTILE TREATMENTS AT THE END OF LIFE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: A QUALITATIVE STUDY

Background: Moral distress, the inability to act in accordance with one’s ethical beliefs due to hierarchical or institutional constraints, has been associated with burnout and poorer well-being.  Significant moral distress amongst American physician trainees might [...]

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPIRITUALITY AND PATIENT SATISFACTION WITH PHYSICIANS DURING HOSPITALIZATION: RESULTS FROM THE SPIRITUALITY AND HOSPITALIZATION EXPERIENCE OF PATIENTS STUDY (SHEPS)

Background: Studies have shown a direct relationship between patient satisfaction and patients following their physician’s recommendations which leads to favorable patient outcomes. While several physician and patient-specific characteristics have been found to be associated with [...]

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RIFAXIMIN FOR THE PREVENTION OF COMPLICATIONS OF CIRRHOSIS

Background: Cirrhosis-related complications and resulting decompensation are associated with poor prognosis. Reducing the risk of cirrhosis-related complications is an important goal when managing patients with cirrhosis. Bacterial-derived endotoxins are hypothesized to be a major contributor [...]

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