October 2017

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Hospitalist involvement needed to treat opioid epidemic

Despite rising admissions related to opioid use disorder, few hospitalists are obtaining the expertise to prescribe medications for addiction. Experts say they should.

Drug-associated endocarditis on the rise

Hospitals face consequences of opioid addiction and difficult choices about treating endocarditis.

Caring for prisoners

Coordination is key to ensuring smooth transitions and improving outcomes for patients coming to the hospital from prison or jail.

Politics and the wellness of our foreign-born colleagues

Travel bans and visa-law changes in a volatile political arena can affect the morale of a large number of physicians, in training and established in practice, as well as international students enrolled in medical schools in the United States.

Peer support after stressful events

A program at Johns Hopkins provides a team of 39 peer responders who take turns volunteering to support clinicians affected by stressful cases.

A new understanding of UTIs

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an overused diagnosis that can lead to the myriad harms of antibiotic overtreatment, says Thomas E. Finucane, MD, FACP.

ICD-10 embraces definitions of MI

Learn the definitions of and distinctions among the six types of myocardial infarction (MI) that were recently recognized by the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

MKSAP quiz on endocarditis

This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program 17 about endocarditis.

The medical consequences of the opioid epidemic

This issue also features articles about care for prisoners and changes in visa laws.

Bariatric surgery device linked to deaths

Details on the latest warnings, recalls, and approvals.

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Is there a doctor on board?

I heard the words you never want to hear on a plane, especially over the middle of an ocean: “Is there a doctor on board?”