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Current Issue - December 2014

Featured Articles

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Cover Story

Remembering, and respecting, the most vulnerable

Remembering, and respecting, the most vulnerable

By Jessica Berthold

Hospitals seek to improve care for patients with intellectual, developmental disabilities.



Three steps to help prevent return ED visits

Three steps to help prevent return ED visits

By Terri D’Arrigo

Clear communication with patients is needed.


Infection Control

Is it time to forgo the handshake?

Is it time to forgo the handshake?

By Terri D’Arrigo

Experts seek ways to decrease pathogen transmission while staying polite.


Conference Coverage

Become capable of capacity assessment

By Stacey Butterfield

Expert analysis on determining decision-making ability from Mayo Clinic meeting.


Tips on TIPS and other cirrhosis treatments

By Stacey Butterfield

Mayo Clinic internist discusses how to manage liver disease.


Fecal transplant pills and other innovations in C. difficile

By Stacey Butterfield

A report from IDWeek 2014 covers the latest treatments.


Expert Analysis

Contrast-induced acute kidney injury

By Hannah Tiu, MD, ACP Member, and James Simon, MD, FACP

Experts offer advice on managing the third leading cause of hospital-acquired acute renal failure.


Success Story

Improving care by targeting ‘superutilizers'

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

Health care costs and readmissions are reduced by focusing on patients with frequent ED visits and hospitalizations.



Hospitalists can help IOM fix dying process

Hospitalists can help IOM fix dying process

By Stacey Butterfield

A new report calls for improvements in end-of-life care



More in Perspectives

Newman's Notions

Simulation and reality

By Jamie Newman, MD, FACP

The author recounts his mother's career as a simulated patient.


Clinical Medicine

More in Clinical Medicine

Test yourself

MKSAP quiz on preventing venous thromboembolism

By MKSAP staff

Patient cases involving recurrent venous thrombophlebitis, post-discharge care for pulmonary embolism, and more.


Research Update

Recent Research

From staff reports

Hip fractures in nursing homes, cognitive impairment with TIA, beta-blockers before CABG, and more.



Letter from the Editor

Coding Corner: Coding for intellectual and developmental disabilities

Student Hospitalist: That bean of caffeine!

In the News: From the archives of ACP HospitalistWeekly

FDA Update: Recalls and approvals

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ACP HospitalistWeekly

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