February 2017

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Recruitment improvement

Creativity, flexibility required to attract hospitalists in fiercely competitive market.

Young hospitalists choosing locum tenens

Demand for temporary hospitalists is high

Rethinking cellulitis

Flaws in diagnosis, prescribing are common.

Reducing HIT by removing the culprit

An “avoid heparin” policy yields benefit.

Altered mental status

Altered mental status due to psychiatric causes is discussed in the first of two columns on the topic.

Doc, your weight bias is showing

Physician attitudes can lead to avoidance, delays of care

Textbook reflects evolution of hospitalists

More robust coverage of consultation medicine, rehabilitation medicine, oncology, palliative care, and transitions of care is included

The internet of things to come

Technology isn't always as helpful as it seems.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes articles on recruitment, locum tenens, cellulitis, and more.

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in a 46-year-old woman.

One diabetes drug gets new indication, another gets new warning labeling

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.

MKSAP quiz on dermatology

Cases involving a new skin nodule; red, swollen legs; a history of MRSA infections; and others are presented

Recent Research

Ambulatory ECG monitoring after stroke, benefit of ventilator bundle components, alteplase and long-term survival after ischemic stroke, and more

In the News

C. difficile transmission, telestroke quality measures, and more