Highlights from ACP Internist and
ACP Internist (formerly ACP Observer) July/August 2010
- Rheumatoid arthritis hurts the whole body
Taking care of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis involves a partnership between internists and subspecialists, agree physicians managing cardiovascular risks, cancer or infections.
- Doctors debate the ethics of assisted suicide
The medical community and the world at large are looking at how physician-assisted suicide is playing out in Washington, Oregon and Montana. Are these states a bellwether or a death knell for legalizing the issue elsewhere? And how should physicians respond when presented with such requests from their patients?
- Attribution error confounds a diagnosis after colon cancer
A rapid deterioration in mental status confounds doctors caring for a colon cancer patient admitted to the hospital for nausea and vomiting. An internist reviews the patient's history for the clue to the right diagnosis.
ACP Hospitalist June 2010
- Searching for weapons in the war on MRSA
A decade ago, vancomycin was considered a reasonably effective treatment for MRSA, but times have changed.
- King of the HAI hill
Diagnosing and managing Clostridium difficile.
- Better endings are possible
Experts offer advice on improving palliative care.
- The rise of the neurohospitalist
Neurologists who specialize in inpatient work are finding their skills in high demand. A shortage of community neurologists willing to take call and a rapid expansion in treatments for complex neurological conditions over the past decade are helping to drive the trend.
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