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    Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Guidelines Produce $20M in Medicare Savings

    September 1, 2010

    Falls and trauma account for 34% of all HACs reported from October 2008 to June 2009, followed by vascular catheter-associated infection (16%) and catheter-associated UTIs (16%).

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    In the Literature

    August 2, 2010

    Physician reviews of HM-related research, including risk factors for iatrogenic pneumothorax, residency acceptance and use of pharmaceutical industry funding, and early cholecystectomy outcomes for gallstone pancreatitis.

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    Market Watch

    August 2, 2010

    New Drugs, Indications, Dosage Forms, and Approvals Hydromorphone extended-release tablets (Exalgo) have been approved by the FDA as a once-daily treatment for managing moderate to severe pain in opioid-tolerant patients needing continuous opioid analgesia for an extended period of time.1 This f

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    How Should Hypertensive Emergencies Be Managed?

    August 2, 2010

    Case A 57-year-old male with hypertension and end-stage renal disease is brought into the ED by his family for evaluation of headache, nausea, blurry vision, and confusion. Blood pressure is 235/130 mmHg.

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    Change You Should Believe In

    July 1, 2010

    Care transitions challenge hospitalists to improve systems, communication

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    Market Watch

    July 1, 2010

    New drugs, indications, dosage forms, and approvals, including items about carglumic acid, desirudin injection, ritonavir, and saxagliptin/metformin

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    In the Literature

    July 1, 2010

    Physician reviews of HM-related research, including cancer risks with CT imaging, monoclonal antibodies in C. difficile, and autcomes associated with hyponatremia

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    Observation Care

    July 1, 2010

    Detailed notes, correct codes critical to charge capture

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    What Is the Most Cost- Effective Evaluation for a First Syncopal Episode?

    July 1, 2010

    Syncope is defined as sudden, self-terminating loss of consciousness. Syncope is a common problem, accounting for 1% to 2% of ED visits in the U.S. The primary objective for evaluation is identification of individuals at increased risk of death due to associated conditions, especially cardiac conditions.

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    Rule Proposes Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances, Doesn’t Scrap Pen-and-Paper Method

    July 1, 2010

    Is it true that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is going to allow doctors to prescribe controlled drugs electronically?