May 2012


Too much of a good thing

Inpatient hypercalcemia is most commonly associated with a malignancy, but it can be caused by other diseases and conditions as well.

Caring is hard work

Compassion fatigue shares symptoms and some causes with burnout, but it's not quite the same thing.

Paging Dr. Right

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto developed a program to help ensure pages were sent to the correct physician.

Can't always get what you want, but hospitalists come close

A recent survey aimed to gain some perspective on job satisfaction for hospitalists.

Functional quadriplegia

Functional quadriplegia is clinically comparable to physical quadriplegia but is rarely diagnosed.

Patient-centered care from admission to discharge

It's hard to increase time spent with patients, so improving the quality of the time is the only workable alternative.

Letter from the Editor

Some of this issue's topics include ethics in the hospital, diagnosis and treatment of hypercalcemia, and compassion fatigue.

From cold feet to code feat

An internship boot camp prepares final-year medical students for the daily encounters they'll face in the years ahead.

Rounds in motion

Our goal was to round with precision, though it was more likely we would meander due to the effects of Brownian motion, bouncing randomly around the hospital, starting at one point and ending up somewhere else.

MKSAP quiz on hypercalcemia

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

Recent Research

Swallowing screens after acute stroke, cardiac complications in CAP, and more.

In the News

Rapid flu tests, ICU delirium risk, and more.