May 2018

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Moving the needle on heart failure

Financial penalties have failed to dent readmissions, so new strategies are needed.

Hospitalists work to find their way in the ICU

The majority of hospitalists report that they treat ICU patients, and many feel insufficiently trained and supported.

Medicine's #MeToo movement

The recent focus on sexual harassment and assault has led some physicians to share troubling stories.

Spontaneous HIT syndrome

A review explains an unusual case of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

Helping patients follow their heart (failure meds)

Partnership between clinicians and pharmacy improved medication adherence after discharge.

Consult an ID doc, save a life?

A study found that patients with certain resistant infections who were seen by an infectious diseases physician had about half the mortality rate of those who were not.

Complications due to medications and toxic substances

ICD-10-CM classifies adverse therapeutic drug reactions as adverse effects, poisoning, or underdosing.

FDA warns about clarithromycin in heart disease

Details on the latest recalls, alerts, and approvals.


Three cases, one diagnosis.

Pushback from a primary care physician

Responses to “PCPs in the Hospital” from our March issue.

Readmissions and other frustrations

This month's issue focuses on reducing heart failure readmissions, improving ICU care, and combating sexual harassment in medicine.

Syncope, latent TB, and perioperative aspirin

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Cases from Emory Division of Hospital Medicine

Cutaneous lupus erythematosus, histoplasmosis, Heyde's syndrome, and more.