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ACP Hospitalist
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     ISSN (Print) 1938-6338
     Published by American College of Physicians Homepage  [4 journals]
  • Doripenem not for pneumonia; migraine device approved
    • Abstract: This update covers a labeling change for doripenem (Doribax) and a warning about risk of death for ventilator patients with pneumonia, among other regulatory actions.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • Governance Committee seeks Regent candidates for 2015
    • Abstract: The Governance Committee is beginning the process of seeking Regents to join the Board in May 2015.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • Hardship exceptions for meaningful use
    • Abstract: There are exceptions that may apply for some physicians who cannot meet the meaningful use electronic health record incentive requirements due to circumstances out of their control.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • Portable ultrasounds offer advantages, but some experts say no
    • Abstract: This issue includes stories about incorporating portable ultrasound into clinical care and about encouraging patients to fully comply with their prescription regimens.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • A reader responds on dismissing nonadherent patients
    • Abstract: A reader disagrees with an article that stated it is unacceptable to ever dismiss a patient who does not comply with medical advice.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • Four things that would improve the Affordable Care Act
    • Abstract: After reflection on the first year of health care reform, and the conclusion of the first enrollment period, 4 aspects could make the program work even better.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • And so it begins: The long but not-so-lonely road
    • Abstract: ACP’s incoming president reflects on the coming year, concerns about the future of internal medicine, and goals of the College.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • Cognitive strategies take good physicians to greatness
    • Abstract: On-the-job learning, feedback, simulation, and deliberate practice can take a good clinician to the next level.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • More things you shouldn’t do based on the lack of evidence
    • Abstract: Unwarranted testing and use of resources make up the biggest chunk of unnecessary health care costs, estimated at between $250 and $325 billion per year, and include such items as folic acid tests for patients with altered mental status, creatine kinase muscle-brain testing, and 24-hour patient observation after switching from IV to oral antibiotics.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • Treat the epidemic of medical nonadherence
    • Abstract: Multiple diseases and multiple medications can lead to some patients not following their medical regimens. Experts are examining why in an effort to help improve nonadherence rates that can reach 50% by some estimates.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • Portable ultrasound scopes out a new role
    • Abstract: Enthusiasts argue that point-of-care ultrasonography extends the scope of the physical exam far beyond what can be auscultated through a stethoscope. Detractors worry about overdiagnosis and a loss of medical skills that have intrinsic value. Both sides seek balance when considering how to use this new technology.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • Seeking some relief
    • Abstract: ACP Internist’s puzzle feature challenges readers to find clues placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • ACP chapter awards
    • Abstract: In recognition of their outstanding service, exceptional individuals received chapter awards in the winter and spring of 2014.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • Obituary
    • Abstract: Richard Dale Ruppert, MD, MACP, former president of the American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM), died on Oct. 22, 2012, at the age of 81.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • FDA asks clinicians to limit prescriptions of acetaminophen
    • Abstract: The FDA recommends that clinicians stop prescribing and dispensing combination drugs that contain more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dose.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
  • Alzheimer’s patients prepare, enlighten future physicians
    • Abstract: A mentoring program pairs Alzheimer’s patients with medical students to heighten students’ awareness of the skills and strengths of Alzheimer’s patients and familiarize them with related care and communication issues.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT
       
 
 
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