August 2014


Alcohol detox: To admit or not?

Protocols can help simplify decision on admission.

Joplin hospital rebuilds, better than before

A 2011 disaster led to a chance to create a dream facility.

Inpatient hypertension management

Learn how common it is, and when to treat it.

Let the computer do the math

Clinicians and information technology experts worked together to create a heparin dosing calculator for their electronic health record.

HCAP: What's the organism?

Correct coding requires documentation of the presumed or confirmed causative organism.

High efficiency

A fictional tale about the need to balance speed with thoughtfulness.

We are helpers more than healers

In the absence of a cure, listening to patients can be a powerful balm.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes articles on changes in the practice of hospital medicine due to health care reform, admitting (or not) patients for alcohol detoxification, and building a heparin calculator into an electronic health record.

In the News

Guidelines on preventing stroke after prior stroke and TIA, an increase in hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation, and more.

MKSAP quiz on perioperative anticoagulation

Patient cases involving warfarin before cholecystectomy, atrial fibrillation and colonoscopy, and more.

Recent Research

IVC filters and risk of death from pulmonary embolism, thrombolysis within two hours of stroke onset, and more.