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From the October ACP Internist, copyright © 2009 by the American College of Physicians

Internists considering or actively planning a switch to hospital medicine can subscribe for free upon request to ACP Hospitalist, the College’s monthly magazine reporting on trends in hospital medicine. Featured in the current issue:

Spontaneous awakening trials: How to increase adherence in the ICU. Spontaneous awakening trials decrease patients’ time on mechanical ventilation and in the ICU, yet a sizable number of hospitals still don’t do them. A champion for the practice can present evidence, address concerns, devise a concise protocol and monitor adherence.

September’s issue of ACP Hospitalist featu...

September’s issue of ACP Hospitalist features articles on spontaneous awakening trials, transfers to skilled nursing facilities and using the Web to admit patients.



Lost in transition. Medication discrepancies crop up during the transfer between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, and some practical tips can help hospitalists reconcile information during the handoff.

Success Story: Hospitalist Web site streamlines signouts, helps communication. St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., uses its own Web site to ease the logistics of admitting a patient and assigning the person to a hospitalist.

ACP Hospitalist is distributed free of charge to physicians involved in hospital medicine. For a free subscription, contact ACP Customer Service at 800-523-1546 or 215-351-2600 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) or send an e-mail. To subscribe, request ACP Hospitalist using promo code GAD.

What’s new in other publications

Annals of Internal Medicine

October 6

  • Facemasks and Hand Hygiene to Prevent Influenza Transmission in Households: A Cluster Randomized Trial
  • Associations between Structural Capabilities of Primary Care Practices and Performance on Selected Quality Measures
  • Systematic Review: Safety and Efficacy of Extended-Duration Antiviral Chemoprophylaxis against Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza
  • Using Nontraditional Risk Factors in Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
  • C-Reactive Protein as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
  • Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease: A Summary of Systematic Reviews Conducted for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

October 20

  • Effect of Fluticasone with and without Salmeterol on Pulmonary Outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. A Randomized Trial
  • Meta-analysis: Associations of 150 Candidate Genes with Osteoporosis and Osteoporotic Fracture
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and Cervical Cancer Screening in Women Older than 30 Years in the United States

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How to Write, Publish, & Present in the Health Sciences

Scientific writing is not just about writing. It is also about communicating with tables, graphs, images, and statistics and about persuading with fact and logic; documenting experimental protocols, analytical methods, and results to meet the requirements for archiving research in the scientific literature; and designing texts to meet publication guidelines and, above all, reader expectations.

Author Thomas A. Lang, MA, presents guidelines and techniques for:

  • preparing drawings and photographs,
  • documenting clinical and laboratory images for publication,
  • communicating with tables and graphs,
  • creating abstracts, posters, and slides,
  • writing effectively and efficiently,
  • adhering to research and publishing ethics, and
  • preparing grant proposals.

From the author of the acclaimed reference for documenting research, How to Report Statistics in Medicine, Second Edition (also by ACP Press), this authoritative, practical, and insightful book is sure to become an internationally respected guide to scientific communications.

Osler’s Bedside Library: Great Writers Who Inspired a Great Physician

Regarded by many as the ideal medical practitioner, Sir William Osler emphasized compassion for the individual. Osler often referred to his bedside library of classic works as a guide to “inner education,” inspiring one to be a great doctor with even greater humanity.

Serving as an introduction to the world’s great literature for physicians, this new volume features a collection of excerpts from the favorite books of Sir William Osler. To further supplement Osler’s guidance, editors Michael A. LaCombe, MACP, and David J. Elpern, MD, included excerpts from 20 other great works of literature. Each is introduced by a leader in medical humanities who discusses why these works have long been admired.

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