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Internal Medicine 2012: New Orleans
A grim picture
The state of antimicrobials in 2012
This report from the front lines of the war against microbes doesn't offer much good news.
Predicting and preventing perioperative problems
The latest recommendations, in summary
MI and respiratory calculators can help manage perioperative risk.
‘PharManure’ and drugs to hate the most
New drugs, new uses for old drugs, and drugs to dislike
One doctor's least-wanted list includes drugs that increase costs without improving care or raise the risk of antibiotic resistance.
Like gambling? Eat raw oysters
Infectious disease doctor outlines risk of imbibing the bivalves
Hepatitis A and Vibrio vulnificus are two potential dangers.
Hospital Medicine 2012: San Diego
Stop doing that
Session takes aim at common practices that aren't evidence based
Nasogastric lavage might be the most egregious example, but there are plenty of others, one expert says.
Serve your trainees a feedback sandwich
Teaching tips for academic physicians
Physicians in training should be assessed continuously, not just at the end of a rotation.
Don't treat the poison
Focus on symptoms, not cause, of overdose
Supportive care is key to improving survival.
Drugs for drinkers
Recognizing and treating alcohol withdrawal
Physicians don't always identify patients at risk, especially in certain demographics.
Four-day blocks match hospitalists' and patients' schedules
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore changed hospitalists' schedules to improve physician satisfaction and quality of care.
Q&A: Donald E. Casey Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, FACP
HAI but POA
A study indicates that public reporting of hospital infection rates should note which were present on admission.
Problems with pulmonary edema
Acute pulmonary edema is a serious condition, but coding rules don't always give it its due.
Genetics in hospital medicine
Obtaining and applying genetic information can play a vital role in diagnosis and treatment.
Letter from the Editor
This issue features extensive conference coverage from both Internal Medicine 2012 and Hospital Medicine 2012.
Perils of framing for both physicians and patients
How can physicians properly frame risks and benefits of treatments so patients can make the best medical decisions?
Generic discharge summary
What's lost in accuracy will be more than compensated with personal time saved.
Test yourself: MKSAP quiz on alcohol abuse
These cases and commentary, which address alcohol abuse, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Generic irbesartan, escitalopram approved
Details on approvals, recalls, warnings and more.
Neurological deficit and outcomes in mild stroke, cangrelor as potential bridging therapy in CABG, and more.
In the News
Dabigatran risks, C. diff, and more.
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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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