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Baffled by beta-blockers

For hospitalists weighing whether to prescribe a beta-blocker perioperatively, recent updated guidelines provide some helpful indications, but significant questions remain.
15 Apr 2010

Improving handoffs from the ED

Just because disagreement between hospitalists and emergency physicians is natural, it's not necessarily unavoidable.
15 Oct 2011

Take time to ease the pain of elderly patients

Asking the right questions and individualizing care are especially helpful.
15 Sep 2013

Pain in the gut

Sometimes a careful history and minimal screening are more effective than extensive scans and tests.
15 Feb 2012

Yes, sickle cell is a pain

For most patients, dealing with pain will be a temporary issue. For sickle cell patients, it's a lifetime struggle.
15 Apr 2013

Results pending at discharge often stay in limbo

Handoffs from inpatient to outpatient care are a known problem area in hospital medicine, and one of the biggest opportunities for improvement could involve results of tests pending at discharge.
15 Dec 2009

Act quickly and listen a lot

What to do when a patient wants to leave against medical advice.
15 Mar 2010

Code status discussions sometimes difficult, but necessary

Understanding individual preferences about code status is critical to delivering the care patients want. Still, code discussions between doctors and patients don't always happen when they should, or at all. A 2008 study in the Journal of Hospital Medicine found that only 10% of patients in six university-based hospitals had documented code discussions within 24 hours of admission.
15 Oct 2009

Keeping an eye—and ear—out for sleep apnea

Ignoring sleep apnea is done at the patient's peril.
15 Apr 2011

Do you know this surgeon?

With general surgeons in increasingly short supply, more hospitals will have to bring in temporary surgeons to help fill the demand for emergency and routine surgical services.
15 Aug 2009

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