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MALNUTRITION CARE: “LOW HANGING FRUIT” FOR HOSPITALIST CLINICAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

Background: As public and private stakeholders demand higher quality of care in the hospital setting, hospitalists play a critical role in leading performance improvement. As hospitalists seek ways to improve quality and lower costs, malnutrition [...]

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GERIATRICS EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR HOSPITALISTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Background: With nearly 12.3 million inpatient discharges per year attributed to geriatric patients, hospitalists need to be proficient in the practice of geriatric medicine. Our objective was to conduct a systematic literature review to identify [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:51:00+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Geriatrics, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on GERIATRICS EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR HOSPITALISTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

DELIRIUM DETECTION BY A SIMPLIFIED EEG DEVICE IN GENERAL MEDICINE HOSPITALIST SERVICE AND ORTHOPEDIC SERVICE

Background: Delirium is a prevalent and dangerous state of confusion that affects millions >65 years of age (1-3). Delirium is underdiagnosed and undertreated due to lack of effective screening methods (4, 5).  Undetected delirium in [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:51:00+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Geriatrics, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on DELIRIUM DETECTION BY A SIMPLIFIED EEG DEVICE IN GENERAL MEDICINE HOSPITALIST SERVICE AND ORTHOPEDIC SERVICE

SURVIVAL AFTER ADJUVANT AND NEOADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER: A CLEVELAND CLINIC EXPERIENCE

Background: Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) comprises of approximately 15% of the total breast cancers. There is limited data on treatment outcome of these patients in elderly population. We report our experience with elderly patients [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:51:00+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Geriatrics, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on SURVIVAL AFTER ADJUVANT AND NEOADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER: A CLEVELAND CLINIC EXPERIENCE

CHARLSON COMORBIDITY INDEX FOR PREDICTING SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS

Background: The Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) has been one of the most commonly used and validated prognostication tools. In addition to being a valuable resource for health services researchers, the CCI is being used in [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:51:00+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Geriatrics, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on CHARLSON COMORBIDITY INDEX FOR PREDICTING SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS

EARLY DISCHARGE FROM AN ACADEMIC HOSPITALIST SERVICE – MULTIPLE SUSTAINED INTERVENTIONS ARE NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS

Background: Earlier discharge time is an important satisfaction metric for patients, maximizes the utilization of hospital beds, and reduces waste and capacity issues in EDs /PACUs. Overall, early discharge represents high-value care and responsible stewardship [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:51:00+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on EARLY DISCHARGE FROM AN ACADEMIC HOSPITALIST SERVICE – MULTIPLE SUSTAINED INTERVENTIONS ARE NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS

AN ITIM OF NECESSITY FOR TEAMWORK – THE INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMWORK INNOVATION MODEL (ITIM©)

Background: Interprofessional teamwork in healthcare organizations is crucial to the delivery of quality patient care. Efforts to improve teamwork on hospital medicine units commonly fail due to clinicians and other care team members (case managers [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:51:00+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on AN ITIM OF NECESSITY FOR TEAMWORK – THE INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMWORK INNOVATION MODEL (ITIM©)

ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SIGN OUT TOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: A NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN’S HOUSE OFFICER QUALITY AND SAFETY COUNCIL.  

Background: The American College of Graduate Medical Education requires resident involvement in patient safety and quality improvement (PS/QI) but it remains difficult to engage house officers (HOs) in meaningful and sustainable projects. In 2011, the [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SIGN OUT TOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: A NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN’S HOUSE OFFICER QUALITY AND SAFETY COUNCIL.  

INPATIENT INTERMITTENT CONFUSION AND HYPOXIA – THINKING OUT OF THE BOX BUT FROM THE BOTTLE

Inpatient Intermittent Confusion and Hypoxia – Thinking out of the Box but From the Bottle Case Presentation: A 62-year old Caucasian female, a Psychiatrist, was brought by her friend for multiple falls and heavy alcohol [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on INPATIENT INTERMITTENT CONFUSION AND HYPOXIA – THINKING OUT OF THE BOX BUT FROM THE BOTTLE

“CAN’T SEED, CAN’T PEE, CAN’T CLIMB A TREE”: A CASE OF NEUROSARCOID ASSOCIATED MYELOPATHY

Case Presentation: A 42-year-old male with a history of T2DM, subacute bilateral LE weakness and paresthesia presented with UTI, urinary retention and anejaculation. One month prior to admission the patient was taken to the ED [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on “CAN’T SEED, CAN’T PEE, CAN’T CLIMB A TREE”: A CASE OF NEUROSARCOID ASSOCIATED MYELOPATHY

ITCHY EOSINOPHILIA

Case Presentation: A 64 year old male presented with a three day history of fever, hand soreness and rash.  On the day of presentation, he had just returned from the Caribbean, however denied any history [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on ITCHY EOSINOPHILIA