Findings of an updated systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that all hospitalized patients should be screened with a validated nutrition-screening tool, and those at risk should receive individualized nutrition support, an accompanying editorial said.
An observational study used geotracking to determine the time that 17 hospitalists spent in direct patient care (defined as time in patient rooms) and indirect care (defined as other locations).
Troponin was directly associated with mortality in patients without acute coronary syndrome and those with acute coronary syndrome who were managed medically. In patients treated invasively, there was a paradoxical decrease in mortality risk at the highest troponin levels.
More than a third of clinicians said they used absent corneal reflexes and absent pupillary reflexes at 24 hours to assess patient prognosis, even though guidelines recommend waiting 72 hours.