May 2010


Volunteer physicians help rebuild Haiti's health system

Volunteer physicians help to rebuild the troubled nation's health system.

Graduate programs focus on health care quality, safety

New graduate programs focus on health care quality and safety.

Putting MRSA to the test

Screening patients may keep infection from taking hold.

Fewer catheters…fewer infections

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association reduced unnecessary use of catheters and thereby catheter-associated UTIs.

Letter from the Editor

Reducing readmissions is top of mind for many hospitals today, yet efforts have been met with varying degrees of success. Hospitals and physicians in some communities, like Camden, N.J., have taken a comprehensive approach,

Heroic measures

A locum tenens has a strange experience at a new hospital.

Medical students must focus on patient-centered care

In the current context of rising clinical demands, long waiting lists and shorter appointment times, it's more important than ever to communicate effectively and foster a strong therapeutic relationship.

Intra-abdominal hypertension monitoring

Our columnist outlines the dangers of intra-abdominal hypertension and its sequela, abdominal compartment syndrome.

Documenting altered mental status

When a patient is admitted with an acute change in mental status, the physician should drill down to determine the known or suspected causes of the change.

Test yourself: Acute kidney injury

The following cases and commentary, which address acute kidney injury, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).

Clopidogrel gets new warning

Drug warnings, recalls, approvals

In the News

HCAP guidelines, PCI and STEMI, and more