March 2019

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Fighting resistance in the ICU

Ongoing growth in antibiotic resistance has highlighted both the importance and the challenge of frontline stewardship.

Hospitals changing practices to curb opioid epidemic

Interventions include shorter prescriptions and closer monitoring.

Moving beyond medical needs

Some hospitals are treating patients' food and housing shortages.

A real-time reminder to stop telemetry

Physicians are automatically alerted when telemetry exceeds a recommended duration and asked to take action.

Ask Dr. Pinson

Readers inquire about sepsis criteria, uncontrolled diabetes, and aspiration pneumonia.

Productivity bonuses not so productive for high-value care

California hospitalists were surveyed about their institutions' culture of high-value care.

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The suite spot

Some hospital administration acronyms are explained.

Alternatives to drugs

This issue looks at antibiotic resistance, opioid prescribing, and patients' social needs.

Recalls continue for hypertension meds

Details on the latest alerts, recalls, and approvals.

Risk adjustment, costs of care

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Cases from Oregon Health & Science University

Red-cell aplasia, septic thromboembolus, and more.

Individual case: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms

A patient with fever and rash during treatment for orbital cellulitis and cavernous sinus thrombosis.

Bonus online case: Cytomegalovirus immune recovery uveitis in AIDS

A patient with AIDS and subacute monocular vision deterioration.