April 2008

Hospitals are most likely to offer non-ingestible therapies like massage

Integrative medicine: Coming to a hospital near you

A growing number of hospitals are incorporating complementary and alternative medicine into their treatment through the use of so-called integrative medicine, which blends conventional and nonconventional tactics rather than using one or the other exclusively. What do hospitalists need to know about these therapies?.

Letter from the Editor

There’s no denying that integrative therapies have gained a foothold in U.S. medicine.

In the News

Contaminant identified in recalled heparin products.

Coding corner

Advice on discharge billing, and whether critical care codes depend on location.

Collaborating across the miles

ICUs, hospitalists, intensivists improve outcomes for the critically ill.

Keeping track of mistakes that don't happen

Near-miss tracking project for residents aims to improve hospital care.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy offers promise for hard-to-treat wounds

Therapy offers promise for hard-to-treat wounds.

Dear blog, my patients are nuts. Signed, anonymous

Dear blog, my patients are nuts. Signed, anonymous.

Cultural differences complicate a terminal diagnosis

Cultural differences complicate a terminal diagnosis.

Capital city location brings policy focus to Internal Medicine 2008

Offerings include a track specifically for hospitalists.

Identifying personality disorders

An excerpt from “Psychiatry Essentials for Primary Care,”� new from ACP Press.

MKSAP primer: Health care-associated infections

Adapted from ACP's latest Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program.

Journal watch: Recent studies of note

Recent studies about “Open-lungâ€ï¿½ ventilation, probiotics use in severe acute pancreatitis, and other topics.