September 2011

The lobby of St Johns Regional Medical Center in Joplin Mo shows the destruction caused by the May 22 tornado Photo courtesy of Mercy Health System

Rebuilding from ruin

Hospitalists and others at St. John's Regional Medical Center and the surrounding community worked together to recover from catastrophe.

Japanese physicians still treating tsunami victims

Many months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japanese physicians deal with the continuing effects of the disaster.

Break the fracture cycle

Experts discuss how osteoporosis treatment rates can be raised from appalling to acceptable.

Yet another use for duct tape

Trinity Medical Center in Illinois saved over $110,000 in personal protective equipment costs.

Not just another satisfaction survey

A survey asks patients what they didn't like about their hospital stays, and gets some interesting answers.

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

This in-depth article covers epidemiology, medical pathology, and the role of an inpatient pathway to treat nutritional insufficiency (CPT 269.9).

Letter from the Editor

This issue's main topics include disaster response, osteoporosis, and nutritional insufficiency.

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Top 10 reasons not to discharge your patient

Our editorial advisor examines length of stay.

Useless charts and fresh eyes in handoffs

The medical record is not all that helpful when you don't know a patient and have to make a quick, on-the-spot decision.

Correct classification of chronic kidney disease

As the U.S. population ages, chronic kidney disease is becoming more and more prevalent.

MKSAP quiz on osteoporosis

These cases and commentary, which address osteoporosis, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).

Rivaroxaban approved, warning issued on pioglitazone

Details on approval of rivaroxaban, a warning about pioglitazone and bladder cancer, and more.

Recent Research

Reducing pain of propofol injections, high-dose clopidogrel after PCI, and more.

In the News

Alzheimer's guidelines, opioid education, and more.

Correction: The white coat of the future

There is a correction in an article published last month.