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Abstract Number: 327

EVALUATION OF EMORY UNIVERSITY HEALTHCARE INPATIENT CORRECTIVE INSULIN USE: A COMPARISON OF TABLE-BASED VS. FORMULA-BASED ORDERING

Background: Insulin is the preferred agent to manage hyperglycemia in the hospital. However, it is considered a high alert medication due to risk of hypoglycemia and severity of adverse events. In our institution, three hospitals [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:43+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on EVALUATION OF EMORY UNIVERSITY HEALTHCARE INPATIENT CORRECTIVE INSULIN USE: A COMPARISON OF TABLE-BASED VS. FORMULA-BASED ORDERING

Abstract Number: 319

TREATING THE HARDEST TO TREAT: THE INPATIENT ADMISSION AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO INITIATE HEPATITIS C TREATMENT

Background: Veterans in care at Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers have a higher prevalence of Hepatitis C (HCV) antibody positivity than the general population1,2. Despite high tolerability and cure rates approaching 95% with new direct-acting [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:32+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on TREATING THE HARDEST TO TREAT: THE INPATIENT ADMISSION AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO INITIATE HEPATITIS C TREATMENT

Abstract Number: 281

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PROTOCOL CHANGES FOR INPATIENT GLYCEMIC CONTROL IN DIABETICS

Background: Hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients is well-known to be associated with adverse outcomes, such as infectious complications, increased length of stay, and increased mortality. To that effect, aggressive treatment of inpatient hyperglycemia has been shown [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:36+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PROTOCOL CHANGES FOR INPATIENT GLYCEMIC CONTROL IN DIABETICS

Abstract Number: 176

RISK, OUTCOMES AND PREDICT FACTORS OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION IN HOSPITALIZED MULTIPLE MYELOMA PATIENTS FROM A NATIONWIDE ANALYSIS

Background: Patients hospitalized with hematologic malignancy are particularly vulnerable to infection. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has become the most common cause of healthcare-associated infections in U. S. hospitals, and the excess healthcare costs related to [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:57+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on RISK, OUTCOMES AND PREDICT FACTORS OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION IN HOSPITALIZED MULTIPLE MYELOMA PATIENTS FROM A NATIONWIDE ANALYSIS

Abstract Number: 44

PATIENTS’ COMPREHENSION OF THEIR OVERALL HEALTH AND HOSPITALIZATION

Background: Studies regarding patient comprehension have mainly focused on discharge instructions and information, and few studies are available on patients’ comprehension of their treatment while hospitalized. The standards for patient-centered communication by The Joint Commission [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:01+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on PATIENTS’ COMPREHENSION OF THEIR OVERALL HEALTH AND HOSPITALIZATION

HM2018 Abstract Number: 270

PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE ERA OF OPIOID ADDICTION

Background: Hospitals are compelled by a variety of factors to optimize patient satisfaction. Pain management has been identified as an important determinant of overall inpatient satisfaction. However, effective pain management may be more challenging in [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:21+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE ERA OF OPIOID ADDICTION

HM2017 Abstract Number: 272

FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ABILITY OF INPATIENTS TO RECALL THEIR OUTPATIENT PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION LIST

Background: Patient understanding of prescription medication regimens is an important aspect of health literacy and inpatient medication reconciliation. There is a lack of data regarding patient knowledge of their own outpatient prescription medications. This study [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:32:32+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ABILITY OF INPATIENTS TO RECALL THEIR OUTPATIENT PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION LIST

HM2017 Abstract Number: 181

THROMBOPHILIA TESTING IN THE INPATIENT SETTING: AN EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION

Background: Thrombophilia testing is frequently ordered in the inpatient setting. However, testing is costly and can be misleading in the setting of acute thromboembolism or concurrent anticoagulation use. Furthermore, hereditary thrombophilias do not predict a [...]

By | 2017-04-26T03:02:20+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on THROMBOPHILIA TESTING IN THE INPATIENT SETTING: AN EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION

HM2016 Abstract Number: 367

Overlooked and Under-Appreciated? A Retrospective Study on Sleep Disordered Breathing and Its Effect on Cardiovascular Risks

Background: In the outpatient setting, untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with myriad adverse clinical outcomes including myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias, and cerebrovascular disease.  However, little is known about the impact of treated [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on Overlooked and Under-Appreciated? A Retrospective Study on Sleep Disordered Breathing and Its Effect on Cardiovascular Risks

HM2016 Abstract Number: 115

Hypoglycemia As a Marker of Mortality in Non-Diabetic Hospitalized Patients

Background: Though previous studies have demonstrated that hypoglycemia is a risk factor for inpatient mortality among hospitalized patients, many clinicians may not be aware of the seriousness of this finding. The purpose of this study [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Hypoglycemia As a Marker of Mortality in Non-Diabetic Hospitalized Patients

HM2016 Abstract Number: 12

The Association Between Hiv-Positive Patients’ Satisfaction with Communication During Hospitalization and 30-Day Hospital Readmission at a Multisite Hospital System

Background: Hospital readmissions among HIV positive patients are high, and reducing 30-day readmissions is a priority of health systems and payers. Improved communication in the hospital may help decrease readmissions. Our objective was to determine [...]

By | 2019-05-06T22:02:26+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Communication, Research Abstracts, SHM Annual Meeting 2016|Comments Off on The Association Between Hiv-Positive Patients’ Satisfaction with Communication During Hospitalization and 30-Day Hospital Readmission at a Multisite Hospital System

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Hospitalist Empathy Is Associated with Decreased Patient Anxiety and Higher Ratings of Communication in Admission Encounters

Background: Experts identify empathic responses to patient expressions of negative emotion - such as anxiety, sadness, and anger - as a key component of patient-centered communication, yet evidence on the impact of empathy on patient-reported [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Hospitalist Empathy Is Associated with Decreased Patient Anxiety and Higher Ratings of Communication in Admission Encounters