What are the risks for bad outcomes in patients admitted with influenza?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - October 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: hospital medicine infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Extending VTE prophylaxis post hospitalization for medical patients
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - October 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: blogs

ICU or stepdown for your DKA patient?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - October 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: critical care endocrinology hospital medicine Source Type: blogs

Delirium in hospitalized patients predicts readmission and other forms of increased post hospital utilization
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - October 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: hospital medicine neurology Source Type: blogs

The cholesterol hypothesis is alive again!
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 6, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Check point inhibitor induced colitis
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: allergy and immunology gastroenterology pharmacology Source Type: blogs

Which patients post cardiac arrest need to go straight to the cath lab?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 3, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular critical care hospital medicine Source Type: blogs

Cardiorenal syndrome
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 2, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular nephrology Source Type: blogs

Rates of cardiac testing prior to hip fracture surgery
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular hospital medicine Source Type: blogs

Blood stream infections: how long to treat? When is PO sufficient?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - July 31, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: infectious disease pharmacology Source Type: blogs

Non invasive ventilation for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: what ’s the latest?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - July 30, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: critical care pulmonary Source Type: blogs

Biomarkers in midlife may predict physical decline years later
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - July 29, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: miscellaneous Source Type: blogs

Adverse drug reactions in the elderly: a clinical vignette and a reminder of the Beers list
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - July 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: pharmacology quality and safety Source Type: blogs

Antiplatelet therapy reduces mortality in sepsis
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - July 27, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: critical care hematology infectious disease pharmacology Source Type: blogs

Management of acute kidney injury
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - May 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: hospital medicine nephrology Source Type: blogs

A fib ablation vs antiarrhythmic medication
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - May 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular pharmacology Source Type: blogs

Should you get immunoglobulin levels on patients admitted with community acquired pneumonia?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: allergy and immunology hospital medicine infectious disease pulmonary Source Type: blogs

Should docusate be removed from your hospital ’s formulary?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: gastroenterology hospital medicine pharmacology Source Type: blogs

Prealbumin testing is not useful in the assessment for malnutrition
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: hospital medicine Source Type: blogs

Very low utilization of advance care planning (ACP) CPT codes among hospitalists
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: ethics politics and policy Source Type: blogs

Survey data on the state of research in hospital medicine
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: hospital medicine Source Type: blogs

Are residents getting enough training in managing crashing patients in the hospital?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: critical care hospital medicine medical education Source Type: blogs

Atul Gawande on the electronic medical record
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: ethics evidence based medicine health information technology Source Type: blogs

The EMR mess and its horrible consequences
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: health information technology Source Type: blogs

Extended infusion protocols for piperacillin-tazobactam (PTZ): do they mitigate nephrotoxicity?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 3, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: infectious disease pharmacology toxicology Source Type: blogs

A little background on thalidomide
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 3, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: pharmacology toxicology Source Type: blogs

Syncope guidelines
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 3, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular neurology Source Type: blogs

Visceral fat: an inflammatory engine driving worse outcomes in sepsis?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Strength training improved cognition in older patients
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: neurology Source Type: blogs

What explains strokes in young people (ages 18-55)?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - April 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular neurology Source Type: blogs

Do you really need a TSH receptor antibody test to distinguish Grave ’s disease from other forms of hyperthyroidism?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 30, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Low vitamin D levels associated with increased mortality
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 29, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: miscellaneous Source Type: blogs

Testosterone replacement associated with better cardiovascular outcomes
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 29, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: endocrinology Source Type: blogs

Troponin elevation in stroke may point to a cardioembolic etiology
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 29, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular neurology Source Type: blogs

Appropriateness of troponin ordering in the hospital
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular Source Type: blogs

Triple antibiotic therapy against carbapenemase producing bacteria
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: infectious disease pharmacology Source Type: blogs

Targeted temperature management post arrest: how long?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: critical care hospital medicine neurology Source Type: blogs

Vitamin C deficiency as a cause of pulmonary hypertension
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 27, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular pulmonary Source Type: blogs

Hospitalization rates and lengths of stay for VTE in Alberta Canada
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 27, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular hematology hospital medicine pulmonary Source Type: blogs

In non malignant pleural effusions transudates may have a worse prognosis than exudates
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 27, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: pulmonary Source Type: blogs

Adjuvant metolazone (zaroxalin) in loop diuretic refractory patients
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 26, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: nephrology pharmacology Source Type: blogs

Hepatic encephalopathy update
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 26, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: gastroenterology neurology Source Type: blogs

The adverse effects of CPOE on ER throughput
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 26, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: health information technology hospital medicine quality and safety Source Type: blogs

Can voice patterns give away your risk of CAD?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 26, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular Source Type: blogs

Is thrombophilia testing helpful?
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 26, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular hematology Source Type: blogs

Checking urine eosinophils to evaluate for acute interstitial nephritis
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 26, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: hospital medicine nephrology quality and safety Source Type: blogs

Growing evidence challenges conservative transfusion dogma
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 26, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: critical care hematology hospital medicine oncology Source Type: blogs

Thrombocytopenia developing in hospitalized patients
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: hematology hospital medicine Source Type: blogs

What the hospitalist needs to know about the TTP-HUS spectrum
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: hematology Source Type: blogs

Be careful using a restrictive transfusion strategy in patients with cardiovascular disease
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - March 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular hematology Source Type: blogs