March 2017

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Speeding STEMI care

Regional networks can get patients to PCI promptly.

Yeast of burden

Five things to know about Candida auris.

Identifying drug-drug interactions

New tech helps prevent adverse drug events.

Improving access, education reduces readmissions after PCI

Physicians developed an initiative spanning all phases of PCI care.

Venous thromboembolism in malignancy

Patients with a VTE have more than a fourfold increased risk for cancer compared with the general population. In patients with a known malignancy, the annual incidence of VTE is 1 in 200.

Teaching high-value care

An assistant dean for health care value discusses a new track in care transformation for residents.

Altered mental status

The encephalopathic and intracranial disease processes causing acute alteration in mental status is discussed in the second of two columns on the topic.

Warning on risk of hacking with cardiac devices

Details on the latest warnings, recalls, and approvals.

In the March issue

This month's issue includes articles on improving time to PCI, managing an emerging resistant infection, and dealing with drug interactions.

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Dumb luck

Rounds went very smoothly, until we got to Mr. Fibonacci.

Decision aid for low-risk chest pain

A trial at six EDs in the U.S. compared usual care or a structured risk assessment.

Cases from Brooke Army Medical Center

Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, GI stromal tumor, alcoholic hepatitis, and more.

Studies on infectious diseases, neurology, and more

Isolation precautions may not always be of benefit.