ORIGINAL RESEARCH

LAXATIVE USE WITH PATIENT-CONTROLLED ANALGESIA IN THE HOSPITAL AND ASSOCIATED OUTCOMES

Laxatives were infrequently prescribed in hospitalized patients receiving IV opioids.

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REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

PREVENTING WRONG-PATIENT ELECTRONIC ORDERS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

A CPOE alert that prompts the ordering clinician to verify the patient's identity reduced near-miss events by 30%.


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CLINICAL REVIEW

INDIVIDUALIZING TREATMENT OF HYPERGLYCEMIA IN TYPE 2 DIABETES

The authors outline a stepwise approach to management based on current evidence.


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CASE-BASED REVIEW

USING A MEDICAL INTERPRETER WITH PERSONS OF LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

Recommended strategies and communication techniques to use when working with a medical interpreter are described.

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OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN REVIEW

SHOULD THE DASH DIET BE RECOMMENDED FOR GOUT PATIENTS?

The DASH diet was effective at lowering serum uric acid levels as compared with the control diet.


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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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