ORIGINAL RESEARCH

VIEWS OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS REGARDING THE PROMOTION OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AMONG THEIR PATIENTS

The majority of physicians surveyed strongly agreed it was their responsibility to promote a healthy diet and weight and physical activity among their patients.

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REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

CUTTING CAUTIS IN CRITICAL CARE

The implementation of a project to reduce catheter-associated UTIs and to improve unit safety culture in the ICU is described.




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CLINICAL REVIEW

ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS: EFFECTS ON CLINICAL AND ECONOMIC OUTCOMES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Stewardship has been effective in reducing and restricting antibiotic use, but it is difficult to draw conclusions about the overall magnitude of benefit based on the totality of evidence.

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CASE-BASED REVIEW

FEBRILE SEIZURES: EVALUATION AND TREATMENT

The authors review simple and complex febrile seizures with a focus on clinical management.




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OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN REVIEW

INTRA-ARTICULAR STEROIDS MAY HASTEN CARTILAGE LOSS IN KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

Steroids were no more effective than normal saline in providing long-term pain relief and were associated with a higher rate of cartilage loss.

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CLINICAL COMMUNICATION

A TALKING MAP FOR FAMILY MEETINGS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Practicing the behaviors demonstrated in the cognitive map may increase clinician skill during difficult conversations.

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