May 2015

Recreational marijuana legalization brings new challenges for health care

Hospitalists in Colorado deal with wider use and new forms of marijuana

Differentiating disorders of consciousness

Communication may be helpful to patients' recovery

A phone call puts patients in the right place

Collaboration includes hospitalists, ED, and patient placement manager

One hospital finds better communication with patients thanks to EHRs

Patient satisfaction rates went up after EHR implementation

Pott-y language

Tuberculosis with spinal involvement is often referred to as Pott's disease

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes articles on catheter-associated urinary infections, recreational marijuana, disorders of consciousness, and more

Palliative med conference offers advice on hip fracture, treatment withdrawal, organ donation

News from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's annual assembly

Cases from Massachusetts General Hospital

Henoch-Sch##ouml;nlein purpura in an adult, serotonin syndrome presenting as myoclonus and hyperreflexia, dengue fever, and more

New antifungal for aspergillosis and mucormycosis approved

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals

Recent Research

risk, discharge bundles, transfusion strategies, and more

In the News

New hospitals and patient satisfaction, NSAIDs and adverse events, and more