Welcome to the division of hospital medicine

The Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Florida is committed to providing excellent, timely, and compassionate care. As specialists in Hospital Medicine we are also committed to improving quality and safety in the systems we work within. 

The Hospitalist: Current issues

Mr. M

I step off the subway, up the elevator, and up several flights of stairs. There’s a homeless man there who always uses the last stair of the lower staircase as…

Using POCUS of the Internal Jugular Vein to Predict Central Venous Pressure

Clinical question: Does point of care ultrasound (POCUS) of the internal jugular vein accurately predict central venous pressure? Background: Assessing volume status is critical to the care of heart failure…

Parathyroidectomy Does Not Reduce Mortality or Morbidity in Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Clinical question: Does parathyroidectomy improve mortality or morbidity in mild primary hyperparathyroidism? Background: It is known that in patients with severe hypercalcemia or symptoms from hyperparathyroidism, parathyroidectomy is beneficial as…

The Use of Magnesium Sulfate for Acute COPD Exacerbations

Clinical question: Can magnesium sulfate be used as an efficacious adjunct therapy in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations?  Background: Low serum magnesium has been shown to…

logo