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Abstract Number: 1000
Hand Hygiene — Follow the Leader?
Hospital Medicine 2010, April 8-11, Washington, D.C.
Background: Considerable resources have been devoted to improving hand hygiene compliance, yet true compliance remains unacceptably low, especially among physicians. Estimates from U.S. hospitals conclude that 2 million hospital‐acquired infections occur yearly, resulting in 100,000 deaths and direct costs, according to the CDC, of $30‐$40 billion. Few studies have observed physician team dynamics in relation […]
Abstract Number: 1000
Migraine Management and Ischemic Colitis
Hospital Medicine 2010, April 8-11, Washington, D.C.
Case Presentation: A 36‐year‐old white woman presented to the emergency department with 1 day of hematochezia, crampy abdominal pain, and diarrhea. She denied recent travel, antibiotics, or sick contacts. She was a nonsmoker, without cardiovascular risk factors. Past medical history was significant for migraine headaches and depression. Medications included sumatriptan, oral contraceptive pills (OCPs), and […]
Abstract Number: 1001
Preventing Catheter‐Associated Urinary Tract Infection in U.S. Hospitals, 2005–2009
Hospital Medicine 2010, April 8-11, Washington, D.C.
Background: Urinary catheters are frequently used in acute care settings, resulting in substantial morbidity and costs from catheter‐associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). National data from 2005 revealed that preventing CAUTI was a low priority for most U.S. hospitals with little attention given to either CAUTI or urinary catheters as a patient safety problem. It is […]
Abstract Number: 1002
Neutropenia and Low Platelets as a Result of Hydralazine
Hospital Medicine 2010, April 8-11, Washington, D.C.
Background: Neutropenia is a serious and potentially fatal complication of drug therapy that can be induced by a number of medications. Failure to correctly identify and remove the offending agent can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Methods: The patient is a 52‐year‐old African American woman with diabetes, chronic anemia, and refractory HTN who presented […]
Abstract Number: 1003
Asymptomatic Hypertension in the Hospital: Should It Be Treated?
Hospital Medicine 2010, April 8-11, Washington, D.C.
Background: High Wood pressure (BP) is frequently treated in patients hospitalized for reasons other than hypertension, but there are no evidence based guidelines for the management of asymptomatic high BP not associated with target organ damage in the hospital. Methods: We conducted an online survey to assess the beliefs and practices of hospilalists at the […]