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Obesity complicates diagnosis

The rising prevalence of obesity has created health dangers for patients and new challenges in diagnostic testing for hospitalists.
October 2011

Helping patients kick the habit

In the face of recent reports that U.S. smoking rates are no longer declining, hospitalists may be ideally situated to help patients quit.
January 2010

Improving handoffs from the ED

They're detail-oriented and comprehensive, but maybe a little slower.”. Communication expert Julie Apker, PhD, found that these differences were maintained in practice, and even increased, when she studied handoffs ... Social contact is helpful but
October 2011

Code status discussions sometimes difficult, but necessary

I give my treatment plan recommendation for them, then say, ‘You look very well now, but I do not have a crystal ball and I need to know your preferences.’ I ... If the answer is “yes,” your job should be considerably easier.
October 2009

Hone in on patients without a home

We need to say, ‘You're sleeping over because you have an infection in your lungs, not because of your legs. ... Your legs brought you here. But you're staying because of your lungs.’”.
August 2010

Clearing or clouding the mind?

Antipsychotics can resolve agitation in patients with delirium, but that may not provide much overall benefit.
November 2011

Keeping an eye—and ear—out for sleep apnea

Ignoring sleep apnea is done at the patient's peril.
April 2011

On the alert for a quiet killer

Think of that diagnosis, and if you're not sure, give them antibiotics anyhow because, clearly, that's what's going to improve your outcomes.”.
January 2011

Is it peripheral neuropathy?

England JD, Gronseth GS, Franklin G, et al. Practice parameter: evaluation of distal symmetric polyneuropathy: role of laboratory and genetic testing (an evidence-based review).
November 2010

The capacity to determine capacity

Knowing that a quarter of your patients are potentially lacking medical decision-making capacity is a really important piece of information.”. ... Maybe the patient is terrified and nobody's asked, ‘What are your concerns?’” said Dr.
December 2011

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