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

Sheila Swartz, Joseph R. Puetz, Devin Madenberg, Lara Voigt, Nikola Cuzovic, Matthew Bielecki, Adrian Umpierrez De Reguero

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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%).

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)15-20
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónJournal of hospital medicine
EstadoPublished - ene 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Care Planning
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Health Policy
  • Leadership and Management
  • Internal Medicine


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