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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). [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on CHARACTERISTICS OF SYNCOPE ADMISSIONS AMONG HOSPITALS OF VARYING TEACHING INTENSITY

MARIJUANA INDUCED BRADYARRHYTHMIA – A BENIGN BUT RARE CAUSE OF SYNCOPE

Case Presentation: A 24-year-old gentleman gentleman presented to the emergency room complaining of left precordial discomfort and syncopal event at work. His system review was negative. He acknowledged using marijuana with the last usage being [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:42:33+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on MARIJUANA INDUCED BRADYARRHYTHMIA – A BENIGN BUT RARE CAUSE OF SYNCOPE

SYNCOPE IN SINGAPORE: AN ANALYSIS OF RESOURCE UTILIZATION AT A TERTIARY MEDICAL INSTITUTION

Background: Syncope is a common presentation encountered by hospitals worldwide. While well-established guidelines exist, there is significant variation in practice regarding the investigation and management of these patients. Practitioners tend to over-investigate, which may lead [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:37+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on SYNCOPE IN SINGAPORE: AN ANALYSIS OF RESOURCE UTILIZATION AT A TERTIARY MEDICAL INSTITUTION

WHAT VARIABLES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH PERFORMING TRANSTHORACIC ECHOCARDIOGRAM WHEN EVALUATING SYNCOPE?

Background: Guidelines recommend in-hospital evaluation with cardiac monitoring and transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) to assess syncope in patients that are considered high-risk for major adverse cardiovascular events. We sought to identify variables associated with performing TTE [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:38+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on WHAT VARIABLES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH PERFORMING TRANSTHORACIC ECHOCARDIOGRAM WHEN EVALUATING SYNCOPE?