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Abstract Number: 435

THE MICHIGAN HOSPITAL MEDICINE SAFETY CONSORTIUM: IMPROVING PATIENT CARE BY REDUCING EXCESSIVE ANTIBIOTIC USE IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA

Background: Most patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) can be safely treated with 5-days of antibiotic therapy. However, many are not. We aimed to determine whether a hospitalist-focused collaborative could reduce excessive antibiotic use in [...]

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Abstract Number: 434

TREATMENT WITH METHYLNALTREXONE IN PATIENTS WITH OPIOID-INDUCED CONSTIPATION WITH OR WITHOUT ACTIVE CANCER

Background: Subcutaneous (SC) methylnaltrexone (MNTX) is approved for opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adults with chronic noncancer pain and OIC in adults with advanced illness or with active cancer who require opioid dosage escalation for palliative [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:19+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on TREATMENT WITH METHYLNALTREXONE IN PATIENTS WITH OPIOID-INDUCED CONSTIPATION WITH OR WITHOUT ACTIVE CANCER

Abstract Number: 433

THE QUITS TEAM: IMPACT OF A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST LED TOBACCO CESSATION INTERVENTION AT A LARGE VA HOSPITAL

Background: Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States. Hospitalization is known to be an opportune time to initiate cessation interventions, and interventions with sustained postdischarge contact may [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:18+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on THE QUITS TEAM: IMPACT OF A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST LED TOBACCO CESSATION INTERVENTION AT A LARGE VA HOSPITAL

Abstract Number: 432

DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMANCE OF INCREASED CARDIOTHORACIC RATIO ON CHEST RADIOGRAPHS TO DETECT LEFT VENTRICULAR DILATION USING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY AS THE REFERENCE STANDARD: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Background: An increased cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) on chest radiographs (CXR) is considered equivalent to cardiomegaly. However, its diagnostic value to identify left ventricular (LV) dilation is unclear.Methods: We reviewed and included the diagnostic studies that [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:16+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMANCE OF INCREASED CARDIOTHORACIC RATIO ON CHEST RADIOGRAPHS TO DETECT LEFT VENTRICULAR DILATION USING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY AS THE REFERENCE STANDARD: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS