January 2016

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End of life in the ICU

Outcomes, whether life or death, should better reflect goals and values of patients, experts say.

Fighting the subconscious biases that lead to health care disparities

Physicians work to identify and respond to their own biases.

Rapid testing for infectious disease

A potential boon but no magic bullet.


Treatment, documentation, and follow-up for CAP, HCAP, HCAP, and VAP.

App takes a hack at streamlining review of symptoms

Patients report their symptoms while waiting to be seen, and clinicians review, confirm, and edit the information.

‘The pause’ allows for moment of silence after a patient death

The RN who developed it sees it as “a means of honoring a patient after they pass away”.

Blood loss anemia

Making a distinction between acute and chronic blood loss anemia is important.

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One of the first descriptions of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate is detailed in a book by British surgeon and anatomist John Hunter.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue features a look at end-of-life care in the ICU, as well as subconscious bias, rapid testing for infectious disease, and more.

Cases from The Ohio State University

Dietary supplement-induced autoimmune-like hepatitis, splenic sarcoidosis, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, and more.

Warning on infections associated with heater-cooler devices

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Recent Research

Macrolide antibiotics, central vs. peripheral thermometers, acute kidney injury risk factors in orthopedic patients, and more.

In the News

Staff awareness of stroke protocols, adverse events from supplements, and more.