Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club Minute
Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club Minute
HMVJC
One article. One minute. 100% evidence based. From the Washington University Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club https://journalclub.wustl.edu/
HMVJC Minute #33 - Empagliflozin for heart failure and preserved EF: September 4, 2021
A pair of articles from EMPORER-Preserved examines outcomes in HFpEF patients treated with empagliflozin. Empagliflozin in Heart Failure with a Preserved Ejection Fraction | Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club Effect of Empagliflozin on Worsening Heart Failure Events in Patients with Heart Failure and a Preserved Ejection Fraction: The EMPEROR-Preserved Trial | Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club
Sep 4
59 sec
HMVJC Minute #32 - Heart rate modulation in heart failure: August 16, 2021
An observational study in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine examines the impact of heart rate reduction in patients with heart failure. In-hospital Heart Rate Reduction With Beta Blockers and Ivabradine Early After Recovery in Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Reduces Short-Term Mortality and Rehospitalization | Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club
Aug 24
59 sec
HMVJC Minute #31 - Fluid type for resuscitating ICU patients: August 10, 2021
A randomized trial from JAMA compares outcomes between a balanced electrolyte solution and normal saline for fluid resuscitation in ICU patients. Effect of Intravenous Fluid Treatment With a Balanced Solution vs 0.9% Saline Solution on Mortality in Critically Ill Patients: The BaSICS Randomized Clinical Trial | Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club
Aug 17
59 sec
HMVJC Minute #30 - Oral lasix before discharge in heart failure patients: August 5, 2021
A retrospective cohort study published in Cardiology Research questions the need to transition heart failure patients to oral diuretics before discharge. Trial of Oral Diuretics Prior to Discharge Is Not Associated With Improved Outcomes in Decompensated Heart Failure | Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club
Aug 16
1 min
HMVJC Minute #29 - Anticoagulation in non-ICU COVID-19 patients: August 5, 2021
A randomized trial in the New England Journal compares therapeutic anticoagulation to standard prophylaxis in non-ICU patients with COVID-19. Therapeutic Anticoagulation with Heparin in Noncritically Ill Patients with Covid-19 | Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club
Aug 13
59 sec
HMVJC Minute #28 - Paracentesis by a hospitalist procedure service: August 4, 2021
A retrospective cohort study in the Journal of Hospital Medicine looks at timeliness of paracentesis performed by a hospitalist procedure service. Impact of a Hospitalist-Run Procedure Service on Time to Paracentesis and Length of Stay | Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club
Aug 11
1 min
HMVJC Minute #27 - Sliding scale insulin for inpatient diabetes control: July 30, 2021
A database review published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine finds a role for sliding scale insulin monotherapy for some admitted patients with type 2 diabetes. Inpatient Glycemic Control With Sliding Scale Insulin in Noncritical Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: Who Can Slide?
Aug 9
59 sec
HMVJC Minute #26 - Association of sodium polystyrene sulfonate with intestinal necrosis: July 30, 2021
A meta-analysis from the Journal of Hospital Medicine highlights the challenges in finding a connection between SPS therapy and intestinal necrosis.  Risk of Intestinal Necrosis With Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Aug 7
59 sec
HMVJC Minute #25 - Impact of delaying cholecystectomy after ERCP: July 7, 2021
A study in Surgical Endoscopy finds some benefits to delaying gallbladder surgery, at the expense of increased readmissions. Delayed cholecystectomy following endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography is not associated with worse surgical outcomes | Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club
Jul 16
1 min
HMVJC Minute #24 - Bedside rounding and patient satisfaction: June 28, 2021
A study in the Journal of Patient Experience shows no relationship between physician time at bedside and measures of patient experience. Relationships Between Time-at-Bedside During Hospital Ward Rounds, Clinician-Patient Agreement, and Patient Experience | Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club 
Jul 10
59 sec
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