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The rise of the neurohospitalist
Neurologists who specialize in inpatient work are finding their skills in high demand. A shortage of community neurologists willing to take call and a rapid expansion in treatments for complex neurological conditions over the past decade are helping to drive the trend.
Hospital Medicine 2010: National Harbor, MD
Consult with confidence
Consulting on patients admitted to other specialties has become routine for many hospitalists, but most have had little if any training in this area.
Searching for weapons in the war on MRSA
A decade ago, vancomycin was considered a reasonably effective treatment for MRSA, but times have changed.
Better endings are
Patients need ideal medical care at the end of life, but they don't always get it.
King of the HAI hill
Clostridium difficile infection has overtaken MRSA as the top hospital-acquired infection.
Cracking the codes
A few basic documentation tips can go a long way toward maximizing reimbursement.
PA training gives hospitalists helping hands and new teaching opportunities
The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., has developed a unique fellowship program for physician assistants.
Letter from the editor
As in-hospital treatment for complicated neurological conditions has expanded, the number of community neurologists who take call has declined. This has put hospital-based neurologists—neurohospitalists—in hot demand, and they're likely to stay there as the population ages.
A chance encounter with an old friend leads our editorial advisor to reminisce about patients past.
Intracranial pressure monitoring
Our columnist outlines the four approaches to intracranial pressure monitoring.
The following cases and commentary, which address stroke, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Recent studies of note.
In the news
Predicting short-term stroke recurrence, updated recommendations on cardiovascular IED infections.
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ACP Hospitalist Weekly
From the May 22, 2013 edition
- Warfarin better than heparin bridging during cardiac device surgery
- Intensive-dose statins don't confer greater diabetes risk for post-MI elderly than moderate doses
Cartoon Caption Contest
This issue's winning cartoon caption was submitted by Jennifer L. Norris, MD, ACP Member. Thanks to all who voted!
"I had something else in mind when I asked for an outline of the patient's condition."
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