September 2017

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Launching mentorship programs

Hospital medicine leaders are building formal mentorship programs, from relatively traditional systems to new twists on such cornerstones as visiting professorships and networking.

There's something in the water . . . Could it be Legionella?

Legionnaire's cases have been increasing, so hospitalists should learn to spot them and curb potential outbreaks.

Pinpointing severe pancreatitis

Early identification of potentially severe cases of acute pancreatitis is difficult, but key to good outcomes.

An individual effort to smooth transitions

A primary care nurse practitioner visited her patients during and after hospital admissions to improve transitions of care.

Acute pancreatitis

Clinicians should apply the American College of Gastroenterology's diagnostic criteria for accurate documentation and billing.

Cases from St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Amyloid cardiomyopathy, Haemophilus influenzae infection, metastatic melanoma and more.

Coping with copy-paste

A hospitalist looks at how much of the typical electronic health record has been copied and pasted.

Hospitalist mentorship gets formal

This issue also features stories on Legionnaire's and acute pancreatitis.

MAT for alcohol use disorder

A reader favors acamprosate or naltrexone for medication-assisted therapy of alcohol use disorder.

Oh, what a night: The hospital playlist #2

Some songs to get through a tough night shift.