April 2021

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Admit to where?

Heart failure care can be improved by reducing variation between medicine and cardiology.

Hospital life after COVID-19 vaccination

Physicians describe their emotions after vaccination and discuss broader effects.

Problem of PPIs complicated by COVID-19

Despite quality improvement efforts, there's still uncertainty regarding proton-pump inhibitors.

Ten tips to avoid ventilation

An expert offers his ideas on proning, feeding, and more.

The challenge of caring for incarcerated patients

A recent survey found gaps in clinicians' understanding about care under incarceration.

A look back at an intense year in intensive care

Three experts analyze the pandemic response.

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The epic of Narcissus

A medical miracle becomes a medical student in an updated fable for hospitalists.

COVID-19 updates

Some new COVID-19-related codes became effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Helping sepsis survivors thrive after discharge

The Sepsis Transition and Recovery program uses virtual care to implement best practices after sepsis.

Hearts, shots, and PPIs

This month's issue looks at the division of responsibility for inpatient heart failure care, life after COVID-19 vaccination, and unnecessary proton-pump inhibitors, along with other topics.

COPD meds, endocarditis, and more

Recent research from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.

Cases from Oregon Health & Science University

Emphysematous pyelonephritis, copper deficiency, and more.

Individual case: Immunocompetent cryptococcal meningitis presenting as hearing loss

A patient's tinnitus in both ears progressed to bilateral hearing loss.

Online case: De Winter's sign in acute coronary syndrome

A man was hospitalized for severe substernal chest pressure radiating to his left arm.

Same-day discharge, flu vaccine laws

Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.