The 2 Minute Update

Does inpatient exercise help prevent deconditioning?

If older hospitalized patients participate in basic exercise programs while hospitalized, can we prevent deconditioning?    

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Social Media Use and Depression Symptoms

Social media use has exploded in recent years, and depression seems much more prevalent. Are the two related?  

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Do morning discharges improve patient flow?

How does earlier patient discharge times affect patient flow? This is an interesting study looking at time of day and the effects on patient flow.

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How does physician attire affect patient perceptions - experience and professionalism?

When patients see a doctor, what do they think? This study looks at how patients' perceptions of experience and professionalism are affected by the physician's clothing.

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Dying after leaving AMA

The nurse called: “The patient wants to leave AMA.” These calls come, fortunately not often. Typically the patient is not terribly ill, but they really miss their cigarettes or alcohol. Spending another day or two in the hospital would be wise, but leaving against medical advice is not actually jeopardizing their life. This was different. This patient was very ill, but competent to make his own decisions. He had COVID, and this was day 10 in the hospital. He was stable, but requiring high flow oxygen, 100% at 60 liters per minute. He was in his own room on our...

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