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.
Public health researchers look at rise in marijuana-related hospitalizations
Age, gender, and other factors predict risk.
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.
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.
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.