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February 2012


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Cover Story

Under pressure

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.

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Web Exclusive

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.

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Your Practice

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.

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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.

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Success Story

Hospitalist-resident teams find happiness and efficiency

Strong Memorial Hospital in New York developed a new rotation system to help ease pressure on residents.

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Q&A: ACP Member Peter Curran, MD

How to volunteer overseas

An experienced volunteer discusses what's required to get involved.

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Expert Analysis

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.

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Your Practice

Coding Corner

Bleeding and acute blood loss anemia

In coding, anemia is a separate identifiable condition that contributes independently to patient risk and severity of illness.

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Perspectives

Letters

Letter from the Editor

Some of this issue's topics include pressure ulcers, arts in the hospital, and undiagnosed bowel disorders.

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Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to articles on extensivists and near miss programs.

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Self-Examination

The snake and I

The author details the aftermath of his encounter with a rattlesnake (or snakes).

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Newman's Notions

Groundhog shift

I'd seen that movie. Could it really be happening to me?

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Clinical Medicine

Test Yourself

Test yourself: MKSAP quiz on gastroenterology

These cases and commentary, which address gastroenterology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).

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Conference Coverage

Hospital medicine courses abound at Internal Medicine 2012

ACP's meeting in New Orleans promises many offerings for hospitalists.

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FDA Update

New anticoagulants getting expanded approval, but also review

Details on anticoagulant regulation and more.

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Research Update

Recent Research

Early statin use in stroke, acute lung injury, and more.

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In the News

Suicide rating scale; hospitalists and the intensivist shortage.

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