What's new in ACP Hospitalist and other College publications, including the cover feature on spontaneous awakening trials, coverage of medication discrepancies during the transfer between facilities, and a Success Story about how one hospitalist Web site streamlines signouts. Plus, test yourself with questions on sedation and ventilation excerpted from MKSAP 14.
1 Oct 2009
Risk for stroke is elevated up to 12 weeks after total hip replacement, according to a new study.
13 Nov 2012
Patients who have total hip or total knee replacement surgery are at higher risk for myocardial infarction (MI) afterward, according to a new study.
31 Jul 2012
How can doctors inform patients about potential outcomes without unduly influencing their choices?.
1 Feb 2008
Few high-quality guidelines exist for prescribing opioids to treat chronic pain, a review found, noting that there was at least consensus among guidelines on ways to mitigate opioid-related risks.
12 Nov 2013
That statins work is without question. And with costs falling due to many drugs in the class going generic, physicians are now refining when to prescribe the ubiquitous drug class based on the degree of risk.
1 Nov 2010
Adding a measurement of the maximum intima-media thickness of the internal carotid artery may increase the prognostic value of the Framingham risk score for cardiovascular events, according to a new study.
26 Jul 2011
Several strategies to screen postmenopausal women for osteoporosis are about equally effective, and screening from ages 55 to 80 years was cost-effective, concluded the authors of a modeling study.
6 Dec 2011
An ever-changing knowledge base without clear consensus makes diabetes management especially challenging.
1 Sep 2013
New opioid therapy guidelines released; PFO closure may help migraines.
1 Apr 2009