January 2019

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Debates in sepsis

Experts disagree about use of antibiotics, IV fluids, and quality measures.

IMGs face uncertainty amid politics, rhetoric

Residency leaders report delays, worries due to immigration policies.

See, and then stop, elderly abuse

Hospitalization presents prime opportunity to intervene in abuse of elderly patients.

New rules for diagnosis

Experts propose diagnostic competencies and principles.

Virtual hospitalists bring expertise to rural hospital

A telemedicine program connected hospitalists with advanced practitioners and nurses at a rural facility.

A ‘common sense’ tool to identify inpatient stroke

The 2CAN score is based on four elements that independently predict inpatient stroke.

CMS tests easing E/M requirements

Current changes apply to outpatient visits, but they might be expanded to hospital medicine.

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The hostile hospitalist

Dr. Oscar Adversum is not happy about anything, but especially not the night shift.

More recalls, info on impurity found in ARBs

Details on the latest alerts, recalls, and approvals.

Debates over sepsis and immigration

This issue brings you controversies in sepsis care and our first-ever Twitter chat.

Stroke transfers, order volume

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Septic shock, C. diff, and more

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Cases from John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Cutaneous tuberculosis, spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome, and more.

Individual case: Cardiac tamponade and acute liver failure

A transfer patient with atrial fibrillation and acute liver failure.

Bonus online case: Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return

A patient with worsening exertional dyspnea, lower extremity edema, and orthopnea.