June 2019

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Tips to assess and treat acute-on-chronic pain

Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 was held in Philadelphia in April and included advice on pain management challenges.

Causes of acute liver failure, from acetaminophen to Z

Learn when to worry about abnormal liver function test results.

New biologics and treatment pearls for IBD

Get advice on prescribing for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Advice worth repeating: Avoid duplicate labs

An electronic best practice alert reduced unnecessary repetition of labs.

Identify the toxin

An Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 speaker outlined overdose causes.

Top 10 medical myths, busted

Hospitalists should be a little more tentative about these tenets.

A collective approach to diagnosis

The diagnostic accuracy of groups of clinicians beat individuals, even subspecialists.

HCCs explained

Hierarchical condition categories (HCCs) are used by Medicare for risk adjustment.


A birthday party for an elderly patient takes a surprising turn.

Ventilator recall, generic naloxone approval

Details on the latest alerts, recalls, and approvals.

Conference coverage and Top Docs

Catch up on Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 and then nominate your colleagues as Top Hospitalists.

MKSAP quiz on hepatology

This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 18) about the liver.

Reducing chest X-rays, telemetry

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.