Abstract Number: Oral

PHYSICIANS IMMIGRATION BACKLOG AND ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN RURAL HEALTHCARE

Background: Physician shortage and healthcare access is a serious issue in rural America with reports estimating a shortage of more than 45,000 physicians by 2025. The rural and the underserved communities are predominantly served by [...]

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Abstract Number: Oral

CAN MULTIPLE PROVIDERS RELIABLY TRACK THE INFERIOR VENA CAVA ACROSS HANDOFFS WITH POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND?

Background: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) of the inferior vena cava (IVC) can help to noninvasively predict the effectiveness of treatment for volume-sensitive conditions, such as acute heart failure and shock. Recently POCUS-IVC has also been used [...]

By | 2019-03-12T15:49:23+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Oral Presentations, Other, Research|Comments Off on CAN MULTIPLE PROVIDERS RELIABLY TRACK THE INFERIOR VENA CAVA ACROSS HANDOFFS WITH POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND?

Abstract Number: 144

THALIDOMIDE AND LENALIDOMIDE FOR REFRACTORY CROHN DISEASE: A META-ANALYSIS

Background: Thalidomide, a previously banned sedative drug, was rediscovered as an immunomodulator. Multiple studies demonstrated thalidomide as an experimental treatment for refractory Crohn disease. However, the level of evidence has been limited by the overall [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:11+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on THALIDOMIDE AND LENALIDOMIDE FOR REFRACTORY CROHN DISEASE: A META-ANALYSIS

Abstract Number: 142

TIME COURSE OF SERUM HEPCIDIN-25 LEVELS AND FERROKINETIC PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH BACTEREMIA

Background: Hepcidin-25 is a liver-derived peptide hormone that regulates iron homeostasis in humans. Recent studies have suggested that it also plays a key role in host-pathogen interface. Iron is essential for the survival and growth [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:09+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on TIME COURSE OF SERUM HEPCIDIN-25 LEVELS AND FERROKINETIC PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH BACTEREMIA

Abstract Number: 141

SODIUM ZIRCONIUM CYCLOSILICATE FOR HYPERKALEMIA IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS: RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF A 12-MONTH, OPEN-LABEL, PHASE 3 STUDY

Background: Hyperkalemia occurs frequently in diabetes. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (SZC), an oral, selective potassium (K) binder, rapidly reduces K in patients (pts) with hyperkalemia and has been shown to maintain normokalemia for up to 1 [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:07+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on SODIUM ZIRCONIUM CYCLOSILICATE FOR HYPERKALEMIA IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS: RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF A 12-MONTH, OPEN-LABEL, PHASE 3 STUDY

Abstract Number: 138

A COMPARISON OF BAWS (BRIEF ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL SCALE) WITH CIWA-AR TO DIAGNOSE THE SEVERITY OF ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL IN HOSPITALIZED MEDICAL PATIENTS

Background: Treating alcohol withdrawal in the inpatient medical setting requires timely identification of the severity of alcohol withdrawal so appropriate treatment can be administered. Delayed or missed diagnosis can lead to increased morbidity and mortality, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:03+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on A COMPARISON OF BAWS (BRIEF ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL SCALE) WITH CIWA-AR TO DIAGNOSE THE SEVERITY OF ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL IN HOSPITALIZED MEDICAL PATIENTS

Abstract Number: 137

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BURNOUT, SPIRITUALITY, AND EMPATHY AMONG PHYSICIANS

Background: Physician burnout has been suggested to be positively associated with the degree of spirituality and negatively associated with empathy; however, sparse data with mixed results are available. Therefore, our objective was to determine if [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:02+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BURNOUT, SPIRITUALITY, AND EMPATHY AMONG PHYSICIANS

Abstract Number: 136

EFFECT OF PHYSICIAN BURNOUT ON WELL-BEING

Background: Prevalence of burnout is significantly higher in physicians than general population. Burnout is expected to result in decreased personal well-being, however, relationship between physician burnout and well-being is unexplored. Therefore, our aim was to [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:00+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on EFFECT OF PHYSICIAN BURNOUT ON WELL-BEING

Abstract Number: 135

THIRTY-DAY POST-DISCHARGE MORTALITY AMONG BLACK AND WHITE SENIORS UNDER THE MEDICARE HOSPITAL READMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM

Background: Black seniors have historically had higher readmission rates than white seniors, and hospitals that treat more black seniors have been disproportionately penalized the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). Consequently, the policy could exacerbate [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:59+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on THIRTY-DAY POST-DISCHARGE MORTALITY AMONG BLACK AND WHITE SENIORS UNDER THE MEDICARE HOSPITAL READMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM

Abstract Number: 132

THE HOSPITAL MEDICINE HIRING PROCESS: RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL SURVEY

Background: Despite rapidly growing interest in hospital medicine (HM), no prior research has examined the attributes that may be most beneficial to applicants during the HM application, interview and hiring process. We aimed to define [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:51+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on THE HOSPITAL MEDICINE HIRING PROCESS: RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL SURVEY

Abstract Number: 131

MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER ADMISSION FOR FALL: COEXISTING SYSTEMIC INFECTIONS IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH CHIEF COMPLAINT OF FALL

Background: Infectious disease-related factors that may contribute to or complicate falls have received relatively little attention in the literature. Specifically, the prevalence of coexisting systemic infections (CSIs) in patients presenting with a fall and admitted [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:49+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER ADMISSION FOR FALL: COEXISTING SYSTEMIC INFECTIONS IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH CHIEF COMPLAINT OF FALL

Abstract Number: 130

THE CLINICAL UTILITY OF A CHEST X-RAY FOR IDENTIFYING PNEUMONIA: A NOVEL APPROACH ACCOUNTING FOR INTERMEDIATE RESULTS

Background: Currently, the chest x-ray (CXR) is the first line imaging test for identifying pneumonia and chest CT (CT) is considered the reference standard; however, prior studies have not specifically addressed intermediate results and therefore, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:48+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on THE CLINICAL UTILITY OF A CHEST X-RAY FOR IDENTIFYING PNEUMONIA: A NOVEL APPROACH ACCOUNTING FOR INTERMEDIATE RESULTS

Abstract Number: 129

BRIDGING SCLERODERMA PATIENTS TO PALLIATIVE CARE: ASSESSING PAIN IN RHEUMATOLOGY CLINIC

Background: Chronic pain is a healthcare problem that significantly affects the physical and mental health of patients and impact their quality of life. It can complicate many disorders and represents a common symptom of rheumatologic [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:47+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on BRIDGING SCLERODERMA PATIENTS TO PALLIATIVE CARE: ASSESSING PAIN IN RHEUMATOLOGY CLINIC

Abstract Number: 128

PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF SUBOPTIMAL PIFR ACROSS GOLD STAGES: ANALYSES FROM THE REVEFENACIN PHASE 3 PROGRAM

Background: Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have suboptimal peak inspiratory flow rate (sPIFR) because of lung hyperinflation, hypoxemia, and muscle wasting, preventing effective use of dry powder inhalers commonly used to treat [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:46+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF SUBOPTIMAL PIFR ACROSS GOLD STAGES: ANALYSES FROM THE REVEFENACIN PHASE 3 PROGRAM

Abstract Number: 127

EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF REVEFENACIN IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE IS NOT AGE DEPENDENT: A POST HOC SUBGROUP ANALYSIS OF THREE PHASE 3 TRIALS

Background: Revefenacin (REV), a once-daily, long-acting muscarinic antagonist for nebulized inhalation, was recently approved for maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We present post hoc efficacy and safety data from three phase 3 [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:44+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF REVEFENACIN IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE IS NOT AGE DEPENDENT: A POST HOC SUBGROUP ANALYSIS OF THREE PHASE 3 TRIALS

Abstract Number: 125

THE I-HOPE STUDY: IMPROVING HOSPITAL OUTCOMES THROUGH PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

Background: Issues with the quality and safety of hospital care have been well-documented, and serve as the basis for improvement strategies and research. However, what is less understood are the perspectives of patients, families, caregivers, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:42+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on THE I-HOPE STUDY: IMPROVING HOSPITAL OUTCOMES THROUGH PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

Abstract Number: 124

EFFECT OF EXTENDED SHIFT ‘7 ON/7 OFF’ SCHEDULING ON THE WELL-BEING AND PERFORMANCE OF HOSPITAL MEDICINE PHYSICIANS – A PILOT STUDY

Background: Hospital Medicine (HM) practices have traditionally utilized an extended ‘7 on/7 off’ (7/7) schedule. Occupational Health studies suggest that such schedules can increase physiologic and psychologic stressors (Keller). Despite their prevalence, the effects of [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:40+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on EFFECT OF EXTENDED SHIFT ‘7 ON/7 OFF’ SCHEDULING ON THE WELL-BEING AND PERFORMANCE OF HOSPITAL MEDICINE PHYSICIANS – A PILOT STUDY

Abstract Number: 123

TOP DOCS: THE GENDER GAP

Background: Despite gender equality in medical school composition, gender-based disparities exist in multiple domains of healthcare, including: academic promotion tracks, leadership positions, scholarly production, and compensation. Patients also exhibit a gender bias, reporting a higher [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:39+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on TOP DOCS: THE GENDER GAP

Abstract Number: 122

IMPUTING THE RATIO OF PARTIAL PRESSURE OF ARTERIAL OXYGEN TO FRACTION OF INSPIRED OXYGEN: THE OPTIMAL STRATEGY IN NON-INTUBATED FLOOR PATIENTS.

Background: The ratio of partial pressure of arterial oxygen to the fraction of inspired oxygen (P:F ratio) has known clinical utility. For example, it is a key component of the sequential organ failure assesment (SOFA) [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:38+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on IMPUTING THE RATIO OF PARTIAL PRESSURE OF ARTERIAL OXYGEN TO FRACTION OF INSPIRED OXYGEN: THE OPTIMAL STRATEGY IN NON-INTUBATED FLOOR PATIENTS.

Abstract Number: 121

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN TREATMENT OUTCOMES AMONGST PATIENTS WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF COLO RECTAL CANCER

Background: Introduction: Colorectal cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the United States. It is the second most common cause of death in the united states. Despite universal advocacy for screening colonoscopies and early [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:37+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on RACIAL DISPARITIES IN TREATMENT OUTCOMES AMONGST PATIENTS WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF COLO RECTAL CANCER

Abstract Number: 120

HOSPITALIZATION OUTCOMES BETWEEN INTRA HEPATIC BILE DUCT CARCINOMA VERSUS EXTRA HEPATIC BILIARY CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA

Background: Cholangiocarcinoma is an uncommon cancer with a very bad prognosis despite advances made in treatment. Location intrahepatic versus extrahepatic - determines surgical options. In our study, we examined variations in outcomes between patients admitted [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:36+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on HOSPITALIZATION OUTCOMES BETWEEN INTRA HEPATIC BILE DUCT CARCINOMA VERSUS EXTRA HEPATIC BILIARY CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA

Abstract Number: 119

DIFFERENCES IN OPIOID PRESCRIBING AMONG GENERALIST PHYSICIANS, NURSE PRACTITIONERS, AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

Background: The volume of opioid prescriptions in the US has increased dramatically over the last two decades, and strong evidence suggests that this has perpetuated opioid misuse, addiction, overdose, and drug-related deaths. We aimed to [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:34+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on DIFFERENCES IN OPIOID PRESCRIBING AMONG GENERALIST PHYSICIANS, NURSE PRACTITIONERS, AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

Abstract Number: 118

DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A NEW TOOL TO ASSESS INPATIENT COMPLEXITY: THE PATIENT COMPLEXITY ASSESSMENT (PCA) SCORE

Background: In the primary care setting, up to one third of patients are categorized as complex, while this proportion is not well known in the hospital setting. By definition, complex patients demand more effort and/or [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:33+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A NEW TOOL TO ASSESS INPATIENT COMPLEXITY: THE PATIENT COMPLEXITY ASSESSMENT (PCA) SCORE

Abstract Number: 117

RISK OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM AMONG PATIENTS ON BISPHOSPHONATES: A META-ANALYSIS OF OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES

Background: Bisphosphonates are the most commonly prescribed medications for treatment for osteoporosis (OP). Although increasing evidence supports a good safety profile, there is an emerging concern regarding the cardiovascular safety of these agents. Whereas the [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:32+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on RISK OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM AMONG PATIENTS ON BISPHOSPHONATES: A META-ANALYSIS OF OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES

Abstract Number: 114

HEALTHCARE’S SILENT MAJORITY: DISCOVERING THE SOCIAL NEEDS OF HOSPITALIZED PEOPLE

Background: Social determinants of health (SDOH) include stable housing, food security, and accessible transportation, and they are not universally identified or addressed in clinical health. Although physicians recognize the importance of screening patients for social [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:28+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on HEALTHCARE’S SILENT MAJORITY: DISCOVERING THE SOCIAL NEEDS OF HOSPITALIZED PEOPLE

Abstract Number: 113

HOSPITALIST PERSPECTIVES ON PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Background: Patient and family experience of care is a keystone of high-value care and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ value-based purchasing incentives for hospitals. As a result, most hospitals and health systems nationally [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:27+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on HOSPITALIST PERSPECTIVES ON PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Abstract Number: 111

INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE AGGRESSIVE END OF LIFE CARE AMONG CANCER PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Background: Aggressive EOL treatments in advanced cancer patients are associated with low-value care and frequently lead to unnecessary hospitalizations. Since 2012, the National Quality Forum (NQF), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and Centers for [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:25+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE AGGRESSIVE END OF LIFE CARE AMONG CANCER PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Abstract Number: 7

5 STAR HOSPITALS BASED ON PATIENT EXPERIENCE PROVIDE FEWER CLINICAL SERVICES

Background: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) publicly report patient experience star ratings for hospitals generated from their performance on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. The objective was [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:23:57+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Research, Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on 5 STAR HOSPITALS BASED ON PATIENT EXPERIENCE PROVIDE FEWER CLINICAL SERVICES

Abstract Number: 6

OVERNIGHT CROSS-COVERAGE ON HOSPITAL MEDICINE SERVICES: PERCEIVED WORKLOAD BASED ON PATIENT CENSUS, PAGER VOLUMES, AND PATIENT ACUITY

Background: While many Hospital Medicine groups employ overnight providers to exclusively care for previously admitted patients (cross-coverage), little data exists regarding factors contributing to the perceived workload of this role. The NASA-Task Load Index (NASA-TLX) [...]

By | 2019-04-17T09:32:26+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Research, Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research, Winners|Comments Off on OVERNIGHT CROSS-COVERAGE ON HOSPITAL MEDICINE SERVICES: PERCEIVED WORKLOAD BASED ON PATIENT CENSUS, PAGER VOLUMES, AND PATIENT ACUITY