Aaron J. Calderon, MD; James S. Newman, MD; Neil H. Winawer, MD
This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 10 April 2014.
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Current Author Addresses: Dr. Calderon: Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, 1835 Franklin Street, Denver, CO 80218-1191.
Dr. Newman: Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.
Dr. Winawer: Emory University, 49 Jessie Hill Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: A.J. Calderon.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: A.J. Calderon, N.H. Winawer.
Drafting of the article: A.J. Calderon, J.S. Newman, N.H. Winawer.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: A.J. Calderon, J.S. Newman, N.H. Winawer.
Final approval of the article: A.J. Calderon, J.S. Newman, N.H. Winawer.
Calderon A., Newman J., Winawer N.; Update in Hospital Medicine: Evidence Published in 2013. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161:139-144. doi: 10.7326/M14-0266
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(2):139-144.
In this Update in Hospital Medicine, we present and discuss our choices of influential, practice-changing medical studies that were published in 2013. Two studies look at the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), and 4 address intensive care unit (ICU) topics related to transfusion thresholds in severe gastrointestinal bleeding, prone positioning in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a drug cocktail for cardiac arrest, and the controversial practice of screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. Three studies address optimum inpatient management of diabetes and exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. Finally, because no hospital medicine year in review would be complete without a study on venous thromboembolism (VTE), we highlight a study that examined the merits of extended VTE prophylaxis with aspirin versus low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) in patients undergoing elective hip replacement.
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