January 2017

Illustration by Sarah Ferone

Changing approaches to pain

Treating inpatients' pain in an opioid addiction epidemic

The return of penicillin

How to fight drug resistance without inducing allergic reactions

Medical marijuana ... in the hospital?

As states legalize marijuana, hospitals develop policies on inpatient use

The frontiers of sepsis care

Physicians in Kansas improve sepsis care at critical access hospitals

What happens up there?

Advice for physicians requesting air medical transport

The future is now

Revisiting 2007 predictions for hospital medicine with Robert Wachter, MD, FACP

Sepsis still infected with uncertainty

Experts from CHEST 2016 debate screening, fluids, more

Malnutrition revisited

Criteria remain problematic from the clinical, coding, and regulatory perspectives and deserve more attention and discussion

Notes from the field: Hospital medicine in Japan

In Japan, hospital medicine may help to resolve several pressing issues, the biggest being the aging population.

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes articles on new approaches to pain management, use of penicillin, conference coverage from CHEST 2016, and more

New device for strokes due to PFO

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals

Cases from Baylor College of Medicine

Diabetic neuropathic foot arthropathy, acute bacterial prostatitis, tuberculous peritonitis, and more

Recent Research

Women and stroke care, frailty as a predictor of cardiac surgery outcome, cost-effectiveness of heart failure therapy, and more

In the News

Syncope and PE, manikins and CPR training