In this trial of 300 patients s/p surgery for hip fracture, they were randomized to 1 month of iron or no iron. At 6 week f/u, mean Hb levels were not significantly different between the groups (increased 2.1 g/dL in the iron group and 1.8 g/dL in the no iron group), but 17% of the iron group reported GI side effects. Given an absence of clinical benefit, routine iron after hip fracture surgery is probably not necessary (abstract).
“We are playing the same sport, but a different game,” the wise, thoughtful emergency medicine attending physician once told me. “I am playing speed chess – I need to make a move quickly, or I lose – no matter what. My moves have to be right, but they don’t always necessarily need to be the […]
With great successes in hosting our first couple of Twitter chats over the last six months, we’re excited to bring you the third in our quarterly series, #JHMChat, where you ask Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM) authors about their research and corresponding clinical implications for managing inpatient care. We invite you to join us for […]
Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, FHM Does the phrase “medical clearance” make your skin crawl? Perioperative medicine continues to be a growing part of the practice of hospitalists everywhere, yet for many this is an area they feel uncomfortable with. Never fear! Hospital Medicine 2016 has more perioperative medicine educational offerings than ever! On Sunday, March […]