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Under the influence
Substance abuse on the wards
Substance abuse isn't more common in physicians than in the general public, but it can be harder to spot. Learn what you can do if you think a colleague is affected.
Transitions of Care
Take the C-TraIn
Hospital-funded transitions-of-care program targets underserved patients
Oregon Health & Science University helped improve transitions by paying community clinics to serve as medical homes for low-income patients.
Simple guidelines inform decisions about telemetry
Following the criteria can prevent ED backlog
A hospitalist's first instinct might be to order continuous cardiac monitoring for an ED patient with chest pain, but that could lead to inappropriate use of resources.
Parenteral iron for preoperative iron deficiency anemia: A safe choice?
Supplement may prevent perioperative blood transfusions
Two experts provide a case-based look at the workup and management of iron deficiency anemia before surgery.
Discharge coordinator pleases patients, eases residents' burden
Massachusetts General Hospital smoothed the discharge process by having a nurse practitioner work with residents.
Q&A: Josh Williams, MD, and Farr Curlin, MD
Embracing the spiritual
Study finds patients want to talk about religious concerns
Most patients don't want their physicians to play God, but discussing God is another matter.
How hospitalists handle the history
The medical history is one of the three key components of every patient encounter.
Letter from the Editor
Some of this issue's topics include substance abuse in doctors, improved transitions of care, and appropriate use of telemetry.
A tour of old Parisian hospitals
Unlike most cities, Paris still aches with history and the medical memory of centuries.
Microscopic genes affected by macroeconomic concerns
Genes express themselves differently depending on environment, and how people access health care could determine how genes affect their health.
The apocalyptic hospitalist
A PubMed search for the phrase “end of the world” had no matches, so we must make certain assumptions in this report.
Test yourself: MKSAP quiz on telemetry
These cases and commentary, which address telemetry, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Handheld hematoma scanner, new indication for pneumonia vaccine approved
Details on new approvals and more.
Autoimmune disorders and PE risk, perioperative therapy in patients with ICDs, and more.
In the News
ACP compiles list of unnecessary tests; chlorhexidine sponges could save money in the ICU.
Pulse On® New Orleans, LA
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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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