Where's the target?
The NICE-SUGAR investigatorsâ€™ finding that intensive control actually increased mortality among their more than 6,000 ICU patients will lead to a dramatic and rapid change in practice for hospitalists.
Get the germs where they live—in the hospital
An expert delivers good news and bad news about hospital-acquired infections.
Dealing with delirium in older hospitalized adults
This common complication can have serious adverse effects.
Debunking the gospel of heparin for strokes
Portraying heparin as a religion may be an exaggeration, but not so far from the truth.
Bridging the pain gap
The main goals of pain treatment should be to reduce pain to a level thatâ€™s tolerable for the patient, decrease suffering, maximize function and minimize adverse outcomes.
Letter from the Editor
Glucose control in the ICU has become a moving target for hospitals and hospitalists alike. Our cover story looks at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American Diabetes Associationâ€™s new guidelines on glucose and how the new evidence may affect hospitalistsâ€™ practice.
Letter to the Editor
Although a physician in a recent article said that no residency programs exist for NPs and PAs, postgraduate residencies and fellowships for PAs do exist and have for over 30 years.
Lunch with Lynch
Lunch with a former residency director leads to reflections on a career in medicine.
Reporting diabetic manifestations
Diabetes mellitus is on the rise and data regarding its type, manifestations and impact on cost and length of stay are needed to assess the effectiveness of current evaluation and management.
Measure of the month: Advance care plan
In accordance with a law passed by Congress late in 2006, physicians and other eligible professionals are able to receive bonus payments of a percentage (increased to 2%) of their total allowed Medicare charges, subject to a cap, by submitting information for defined quality measures.
MKSAP: Infectious diseases
The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
Cold products, digoxin, defibrillators recalled
Drug recalls, warnings, approvals.
Journal watch: Recent studies of note
Recent studies about statins use before stroke, heparin dose after STEMI, and other topics.
In the News
News on trends in hospitalist care, and more.