Sometimes we get so drowned in trying to “fix” the patient that we begin to chase shadows and forget the simple reason for their visit in the first place—in this ... case, a simple cut to the cheek.
C-STAHR uses the “problem tree” as a guide to developing focused interventions addressing specific factors. ... To address this issue, a combination of community, student, and clinician input led to the selection of a communication/self-advocacy form
From cover to cover, it seemed like every article was related to an active issue for me—observation coding confusion, mentoring, newbie interns, a guide for future hospitalists, meeting overload, and ... all the other articles … everything applied to
The angiogenesis inhibitors are an increasingly common class of drugs used to treat cancer. ... The drugs need to be stopped for some period prior to surgery (how long is really just a best guess).
They are not only costly to the health care system but can hurt other patients. ... They used to publish letters to the editor, even in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal
2. “It is unsafe for the patient to return home or to the current care setting, and arrangements for a safe discharge setting need to be made (unavailability of lower level ... Patients brought to the hospital for predominantly “social” reasons are
After reading the article “A tasty solution to recurrent Clostridium difficile” (ACP Hospitalist, September 2014), I can't help but have a few concerns. ... According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), there are no convincing data
I teach students, medical residents and fellows daily and find your articles to be highly useful as a means of reviewing recent studies and recommendations. ... It could suggest to clinicians that a “therapeutic” rather than prophylactic dose be used.
Of course, none of this touches on the best way to code for an acute change in mental status caused by a medical condition. ... Peter J. Manos, PhD, MD. Seattle. Editor's note: The following is Dr.
Finally, our Letters to the Editor section features reader comments on previous articles about CAM, hospitalist scheduling models, and care of sexual minorities. ... As always, we welcome your feedback. Sincerely,. Jennifer Kearney-Strouse. Editor, ACP