June 2017

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Meds to get patients off the bottle

An expert explains how to prevent and treat alcohol withdrawal in inpatients.

When it's OK to give opioids

Although opioids are often dangerous, they can be the best option for patients with advanced cancer.

When physician becomes patient

Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, discusses “When Breath Becomes Air.”

What happens when patients call their own rapid response?

A hospital finds surprising results from safety initiative.

Which patients to anticoagulate and how

Updated guidelines, new drugs are among the things to know to treat venous thromboembolism.

Fight diuretic resistance with the right dose

Treating decompensated heart failure is more complicated than simply prescribing a diuretic.

Reducing unnecessary antibiotic use in CAP

Testing and treatment are rapidly evolving for inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Upper gastrointestinal bleed

This edition of Morning Report focuses on a fictional patient with an upper gastrointestinal bleed.

More on COPD documentation and coding challenges

Part 2 offers additional advice on accurately coding the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Virtual rounds bring families to bedside

One hospital is using videoconferencing software to communicate with patients' families.

Coding malnutrition

A reader responds to the Coding Corner on malnutrition, published in our January issue.

Our Internal Medicine Meeting issue

Learn about alcohol withdrawal, opioid prescribing, decompensated heart failure, and more.

MKSAP quiz on alcohol

This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program 17 about alcohol use.

Ignaz and Cassandra

Two voices called out warnings, but they fell on deaf ears.

EpiPens recalled, MS drug approved

Details on the latest warnings, recalls, and approvals.