The July effect: Real or urban myth?
At teaching hospitals, the learning process restarts each summer. Does hospital quality dip at this crucial point?
Want to know why a patient's readmitted? Ask him.
Physicians, hospital administrators and even politicians are eagerly searching for ways to reduce hospital readmissions. But one closely involved party isn't typically consulted: the patient.
Keeping an eye—and ear—out for sleep apnea
Ignoring sleep apnea is done at the patient's peril.
Computers and medicine
Use caution when seeking medical information online
Quick access to electronic information can be a big help to busy physicians and harried medical students alike, but both groups need to be very careful about which Internet resources they choose to consult.
Q&A: Amir Qaseem, PhD, FACP
ACP issues guideline on glucose management for hospitalized patients
ACP's director of clinical policy discusses a new guideline for intensive insulin therapy.
Getting patients on the move in the ICU
Two academic tertiary care medical centers begin mobilization early in mechanically ventilated ICU patients.
Attribution error results from a positive stereotype
Doctors are more likely to make attribution errors when patients fit a negative stereotype. This case involves a patient who was doing everything “right.”
Teach ophthalmoscopic skills by simulation
Learn how to create an inexpensive model for ophthalmoscopic examination simulation.
Letter from the editor
This issue examines the “July effect,” readmission prevention, blood glucose management, and more.
Newman's notions: Stair wars
I came to an agreement with the medical students on service with me: We would spend our week “elevator-free.”
From the blog: The chief thing
It starts with someone tapping you on the shoulder and looking from side to side during your second year of residency. “Psst!” they say. “I need to talk to you in confidence.”
Practical genomics: Future genomics research aims to be clinical
A recently released blueprint provides a glimpse into the next decade of genomics research.
Weighing in on BMI
A patient's body mass index can have a profound effect on the complexity of care and the risks of complications, morbidity and mortality.
Medical education: Techniques for motivating learners to gain and retain knowledge
One of the unique aspects of education in the hospital setting is the nature of those being coached.
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Cholesterol embolization syndrome
An aging population requiring invasive vascular imaging and procedures is at increased risk for this syndrome. Learn how to recognize it.
These cases and commentary, which address insulin management, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Sterile pads and central line trays recalled, mobile radiology app approved
Details on a recall of sterile and non-sterile alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks, and more.
Bedside tool to predict in-hospital death after stroke, and more.
In the news
Hospitalist-neurosurgery comanagement, and more.
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From the September 2, 2015 edition
- Elevated heparin-binding protein predicted onset of organ dysfunction
- Early tracheostomy associated with lower mortality, disparities in treatment
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