Outcomes Research

HM2018 Abstract Number: 135

PHOSPHATIDYLETHANOL LEVEL AS A PREDICTOR OF ACUTE ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL

Background: Acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is a common complication in hospitalized patients, but its occurrence and severity is difficult to predict based on clinical indicators alone. Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) is an abnormal phospholipid incorporated into [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 130

Hypertriglyceridemia – Induced Pancreatitis Management, Community-Based Teaching Hospital Experience

Background: Severe hypertriglyceridemia (triglyceride >1000 mg/dl) occurs at a rate of 0.4% and is associated with a range of medical complications including severe pancreatitis and its complications like acute kidney injury . Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 120

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN STEROID MODALITY AND LENGTH OF STAY IN ACUTE COPD EXACERBATIONS

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost with the greatest proportion incurred treating acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD). While guidelines recommend oral steroids for the treatment of AECOPD, [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 121

AN INVESTIGATIVE BIOFIRE SPUTUM FILM ARRAY PANEL IMPROVES RAPID DIAGNOSTICS IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA

Background: With standard diagnostic methods, the etiologic pathogen of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is detected in ≤ 50% hospitalized CAP patients. In our previous studies using a diagnostic “bundle”, we were able to detect etiologic [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 134

THE IMPACT OF GOALS OF TREATMENT ON MORTALITY OUTCOMES

Background: Reversing the life trajectory of hospitalized patients can be challenging. Sixty percent of Americans die in acute care hospitals. Identification of the patient care goals and directives frequently happens after many days of aggressive, [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 131

HOW DOES GEOGRAPHIC COHORTING IMPACT THE WORK DAY?

Background: Background: Geographic cohorting (GCh) of clinicians to a single unit may improve teamwork and improve outcomes. The physical proximity between the care team is purported to mediate these positive effects. We conducted an exploratory [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 118

SIMPLE PREDICTION SCORE FOR COMPLEX MEDICAL INPATIENTS

Background: Complex patients represent a challenge in the health care system, as they are frequently associated with high health care utilization, longer hospital stays, and higher costs. Nonetheless, the characteristics of the complex patients in [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 148

Surviving In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and the Role of Age

Background: There is limited data on the predictors of outcomes in patients who have in-hospital cardiac arrest. This study aims to understand the factors that might affect the survival from the cardiac arrest and survival-to-discharge [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 141

Incremental Economic Burden of Major Depressive Disorder Patients with Treatment Resistant Depression Admitted in US Hospitals

Background: The subset of admitted Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) may be associated with incremental economic burden compared with other MDD patients. This study aimed to characterize and evaluate healthcare resource [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 114

RISK-STRATIFICATION WITH PROCALCITONIN PREDICTS LENGTH OF STAY IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a precursor peptide to calcitonin produced by the thyroid parafollicular cells, and the intestinal and lung neuroendocrine cells. PCT is a proinflammatoy marker specific to bacterial infections, and was initially used [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 8

THE EFFECT OF BEDSIDE ROUNDS ON PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Background: Bedside rounds (BR) have been proposed as an ideal method to promote patient-centered hospital care. However, their effect on patient-centered outcomes is unclear. Our objective was to determine whether BR, when compared to other [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 147

PATTERNS AND OUTCOMES OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS PRESCRIBING IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The increased risk of VTE among medically ill older adults is firmly established. Guidelines strongly promote the use of [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 124

DEDICATED AMBULATOR-ASSISTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO IMPROVE HOSPITAL OUTCOME MEASURES IN ELDERLY MEDICAL INPATIENTS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Background: Lack of mobility in the inpatient hospital setting hastens functional decline in elderly patients and is associated with increased risk of complications such as falls, delirium, venous thromboembolism (VTE), and skin breakdown. These adverse [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 129

EFFECT OF ASPIRIN USE ON THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF THE DIRECT ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS IN PATIENTS WITH NON-VALVULAR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Background: Over 6 million people in the US have a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. Given the increased risk for stroke and systemic embolism, many patients are treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) to reduce their [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 115

5 YEAR MORTALITY AND CATEGORIZATION OF FREQUENTLY HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Patients who are frequently admitted to Medicine inpatient services comprise a distinct subset of readmitted patients about whom not much is known. A prior study collected data on characteristics of 153 frequently hospitalized patients. [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 144

ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR ACUTE-CARE HOSPITALS THROUGH USING BETRIXABAN FOR EXTENDED-DURATION VTE PROPHYLAXIS OVER 35-42 DAYS

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized medically ill patients is a leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. About half of VTE events occur following discontinuation of standard-duration in-hospital prophylaxis and [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 142

TREATMENT OF ACUTE DECOMPENSATED HEART FAILURE AND COMORBID ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY: HOW REDUCTIONS IN PERCENT BODY WEIGHT CORRELATE WITH EARLY HOSPITAL READMISSION

Background: The treatment of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and comorbid acute kidney injury (AKI) can be quite challenging. Many times the etiology of AKI in this setting is multifactorial and may involve cardiorenal syndrome [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 127

Hospitalist Service Ordering Behavior by Reason for Care

Background: The hospitalist role is gaining increasing presence for inpatient care, with the opportunity to care for a variety of higher acuity patient across a breadth of specialties in the hospital setting. Further examination into [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 145

EXTENDED-DURATION VTE PROPHYLAXIS WITH BETRIXABAN SAVES COST COMPARED TO STANDARD-DURATION ENOXAPARIN ACROSS INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT SETTINGS

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized medically ill patients is a leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. About half of VTE events occur following discontinuation of standard-duration in-hospital prophylaxis and [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 146

The Effect Of Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) On Rapid Response Team Call Outcome

Background: Modified Early Warning System(MEWS) is a scoring system based on vitals sign and clinical observation which has been implemented in 2007 as a useful tool to timely recognition and early intervention. The effectiveness of [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 123

Native Joint Septic Arthritis: Comparison of Outcomes with Surgical and Medical Management

Background: Septic arthritis (SA) of native joints has an incidence rate of 4-12 per 100,000 person-years. In 2012, there were 36, 539 hospitalizations for SA in US non-VA hospitals and costed the US healthcare system [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 150

ASSOCIATION OF RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION WITH CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS AND MORTALITY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Background: Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) has been associated with incident cardiovascular events and mortality in observational studies, but the results have not been consistent. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we investigate the association of [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 152

A MACHINE-LEARNING PREDICTION MODEL FOR COST-RELATED MEDICATION NON-ADHERENCE AMONG MEDICARE PATIENTS AT INCREASED RISK OF HOSPITALIZATION

Background: Cost-related medication non-adherence (CRN) is a persistent and serious challenge among the elderly population in the US. For elderly patients with limited economic means at increased risk of hospitalization, CRN may elevate the risk [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 122

‘SOMETIMES THEY ARE JUST SCARED:’ A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING NURSE PERSPECTIVES ABOUT MOBILITY IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Few studies have demonstrated effective hospital mobility programs, despite the overwhelming evidence that hospital mobility leads to better patient outcomes. The objective of this study was to explore factors that contribute to whether or [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 132

Inpatient breast cancer screening for non-adherent and high risk hospitalized women: An inpatient feasibility trial

Background: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Disparities in screening mammography use persists among low income women, even those who [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 151

HYPERLIPIDEMIA PARADOX: HYPERLIPIDEMIA LOWERS THE RISK OF DEATH AND ATTENUATES THE MORTALITY RISK OF OTHER COMORBID CONDITIONS AFTER HOSPITALIZATION FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, HEART FAILURE, AND PNEUMONIA

Background: Hyperlipidemia is a recognized risk factor for incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), and no such documented association with pneumonia. However, the influence of hyperlipidemia on long-term mortality after [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 119

CHARACTERISTICS OF SYNCOPE ADMISSIONS AMONG HOSPITALS OF VARYING TEACHING INTENSITY

Background: Previous work suggests that hospitals’ teaching status is correlated with readmission rates, cost of care, and mortality. This research has focused on conditions closely tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 113

TAKE MY PICTURE, PLEASE! DOES ULTRASOUND GUIDANCE REDUCE COMPLICATIONS IN INPATIENT PARACENTESIS?

Background: Ultrasound-guidance has become the standard for bedside procedures in the emergency and inpatient settings due to its perceived impact on first attempt success and complications. Prior literature on paracentesis notes a 10% rate of [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 125

MORBID OBESITY AND TREATMENT OUTCOMES AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENT WITH DIABETIC FOOT COMPLICATIONS

Background: Patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) experience large burdens of morbidity, mortality, and hospital costs. Over a third of patients with diabetes will develop DFUs in their lifetime; and almost half of these patients [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 112

NO ASSOCIATION BETWEEN CAFFEINE CONSUMPTION AND HEMOGLOBIN A1C (HBA1C) AMONG ADULTS WITH DIABETES IN THE UNITED STATED (U.S.) POPULATION

Background: Coffee is a widely consumed beverage. Evidence suggests that coffee consumption is associated with a substantially lower risk of type 2 diabetes (1). However, there is paucity of literature on whether coffee consumption has [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 133

LONG-TERM CARE PATIENTS WITH PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY (PEG) TUBE: REASONS FOR RE-HOSPITALIZATIONS.

Background: Over 160,000 PEG placement procedures are performed each year in the US and 8.1% of all long-term care residents receive feeding via PEG tube. The objective of the study was to explore reasons for [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 116

PERIPROCEDURAL ANTICOAGULATION MANAGEMENT IN PATIENTS WITH VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Background: Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) remain widely used in the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). During surgical interventions, the prevention of recurrent VTE must be weighed against the increased bleeding risk conferred by anticoagulation. There [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 149

Serum hepcidin-25 levels reflect the presence of bacteremia in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Background: Hepcidin-25 is a liver-derived key peptide hormone that regulates iron homeostasis in humans. Recent studies have suggested that hepcidin also play a key role in host-defense mechanism. Iron is essential for the survival and [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 128

SYMPTOM-TRIGGERED THERAPY COMPARED WITH FIXED-DOSE THERAPY FOR ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS.

Background: Alcohol use disorder (AUD) and alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) are common problems in hospitals. Benzodiazepines are considered the standard for treating and preventing AWS. Numerous review articles and guidelines have recommended that benzodiazepine dosing [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 139

CHARACTERIZING AN ADMITTED PATIENT POPULATION WITH SUSPECTED INFECTION THROUGH CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

Background: Sepsis research is limited by heterogeneity and inaccuracy of patient identification. An ideal identification algorithm would broadly define a population with suspected infection to optimize discrimination and provide real-time identification of high-risk populations for [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 138

A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF METHODOLOGIES FOR THE REAL-TIME IDENTIFICATION OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE EXACERBATIONS OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

Background: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by chronic, irreversible airway obstruction that can precipitate into acute exacerbations (AECOPD) of cough, dyspnea and sputum production, often requiring hospitalization. Hospital systems aiming [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 143

Resuming warfarin following upper gastrointestinal bleeding among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation – a microsimulation analysis

Background: Warfarin and other anticoagulants increase the risk of hemorrhagic complications, including upper gastrointestinal hemorrhages (UGIB). Warfarin is commonly used in the management of atrial fibrillation to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke, and frequently [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 7

AIMING TO IMPROVE READMISSIONS THROUGH INTEGRATED HOSPITAL TRANSITIONS (AIRTIGHT): A PRAGMATIC RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Background: Despite years of intense focus, inpatient and observation readmission rates remain high and largely unchanged. Little robust evidence exists to guide hospitals in the selection of interventions effective at reducing 30 day readmissions in [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 136

EVALUATING CHEST X-RAY ACCURACY FOR DETECTING RADIOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE COMPATIBLE WITH PNEUMONIA: STRATIFICATION OF THE RADIOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION.

Background: Approximately one million people are hospitalized for pneumonia (PNA) every year resulting in approximately 50,000 deaths. The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society recommend that in addition to clinical features, [...]

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