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Prevention, diagnosis and management of pressure ulcers
Pressure ulcers are a main source of withheld payments and lawsuits, but physicians can be undereducated about them, according to one expert.
Seven studies from 2011 you should read (if you haven't already)
This Web-only feature offers pearls from one expert's list of 2011's most important literature.
The healing arts
Music and art offered to hospitalized patients
Options can range from CD players in patient rooms to visits from certified art and music therapists.
Pain in the gut
An undiagnosed bowel disorder may explain severe abdominal pain
Sometimes a careful history and minimal screening are more effective than extensive scans and tests.
Hospitalist-resident teams find happiness and efficiency
Strong Memorial Hospital in New York developed a new rotation system to help ease pressure on residents.
Q&A: ACP Member Peter Curran, MD
How to volunteer overseas
An experienced volunteer discusses what's required to get involved.
What's zinc got to do with it?
This case study examines a 59-year-old woman with weakness and fatigue of three weeks' duration.
Bleeding and acute blood loss anemia
In coding, anemia is a separate identifiable condition that contributes independently to patient risk and severity of illness.
Letter from the Editor
Some of this issue's topics include pressure ulcers, arts in the hospital, and undiagnosed bowel disorders.
Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to articles on extensivists and near miss programs.
The snake and I
The author details the aftermath of his encounter with a rattlesnake (or snakes).
I'd seen that movie. Could it really be happening to me?
Test yourself: MKSAP quiz on gastroenterology
These cases and commentary, which address gastroenterology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Hospital medicine courses abound at Internal Medicine 2012
ACP's meeting in New Orleans promises many offerings for hospitalists.
New anticoagulants getting expanded approval, but also review
Details on anticoagulant regulation and more.
Early statin use in stroke, acute lung injury, and more.
In the News
Suicide rating scale; hospitalists and the intensivist shortage.
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From the November 19, 2014 edition
- Perioperative aspirin, clonidine don't reduce AKI risk
- Most nonsmoking inpatients with CHD aren't asked about secondhand smoke exposure
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