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Costs of care among Medicare patients were similar at teaching vs. nonteaching hospitals

The cost of a hospitalization was higher at a major teaching hospital than a nonteaching hospital, but physician costs and 30-day postacute care costs were lower, according to an analysis of common medical and surgical conditions among Medicare patients.

Admission to an ICU associated with lower 30-day mortality in STEMI patients

The retrospective study focused on patients who had marginal need for an ICU after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) but were admitted because they were treated at a hospital with a high ICU admission rate.

New method and lower dosing of vancomycin could treat MRSA with reduced AKI

Achieving typical area under the curve to minimum inhibitory concentrations of vancomycin was not associated with a lower rate of treatment failure but was associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI), a study found.

Fluid overload associated with adverse event risk in critically ill AKI patients

In a single-center retrospective study, those with fluid overload less than or equal to 10% were less likely to have major adverse kidney events than those with fluid overload greater than 10%.

June issue online and in the mail

This issue offers conference coverage from Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, held in Philadelphia in April.

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