Bone marrow biopsies: A hospitalist bedside procedure service 5-year experience

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J Hosp Med. 2022 Oct 13. doi: 10.1002/jhm.12983. Online ahead of print.


BACKGROUND: Bone marrow aspiration and biopsies (BMAB) are a relatively frequent procedure needed in the inpatient setting, especially in a tertiary care center.

OBJECTIVE: Procedure-focused hospitalists can provide an excellent option for doing inpatient BMAB. Here we present five years of experience with a hospitalist bedside procedure service (BPS) performing BMAB.

DESIGN: In 2016, the BPS partnered with the oncology service to begin performing inpatient BMAB.

SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: We evaluated internally collected data from the procedures performed by the BPS from 2016-2020.

INTERVENTION: From 2015-2016, faculty members on the BPS team were trained by the oncology department to do a BMAB, which was then offered as an inpatient procedure by the BPS from 2016-2021.

MAIN OUTCOME AND MEASURES: Total number of BMAB performed, success rates, bleeding risk profiles of patients, rate of trainee participation, and complication rates.

RESULTS: The BPS performed a total of 432 BMAB from 2016-2021. Forty-six (10.6%) were unsuccessful and required referral for CT guidance. Elevated bleeding risk was present in 88 (20.4%) of patients. Trainees assisted in 62 (14.4%) of the procedures.There was one complication (0.2%).

PMID:36238982 | DOI:10.1002/jhm.12983

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