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    Inpatient Medicine

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on inpatient medicine topics, including atrial fibrillation, cancer, cellulitis and soft tissue infections, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, delirium, diabetes, dyspnea, gastrointestinal bleeding, HIV infection, hypertension, hypernatremia, hyponatremia, kidney disease, meningitis, myocardial infarction, pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, pleural effusion, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, stroke, syncope, and transfusions. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Jun 15, 2022 Acute Stroke Diagnosis
    Jan 15, 2022 Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke: Updated Guidelines From AHA/ASA [Practice Guidelines]
    Dec 15, 2011 Subacute Management of Ischemic Stroke
    Health Care-Associated Infections
    Mar 15, 2022 Health Care–Associated Infections: Best Practices for Prevention
    Nov 15, 2022 Surviving Sepsis: Updated Guidelines From the Society of Critical Care Medicine [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Mar 01, 2021 Serum Lactate Testing to Predict Mortality in Patients with Sepsis [Diagnostic Tests]
    Apr 01, 2020 Sepsis: Diagnosis and Management   Alg
    HIV Infection
    Apr 01, 2021 HIV Infection in Adults: Initial Management
    Aug 01, 2017 HIV-Associated Complications: A Systems-Based Approach   PtEd   Tool
    COPD and Asthma
    Jan 15, 2024 Acute Asthma Exacerbations: Management Strategies   CME   Alg
    Jul 15, 2021 Pharmacologic Management of COPD Exacerbations: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]
    May 01, 2020 Therapies for COPD Exacerbations in Adults [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
    Feb 01, 2020 Antibiotics for Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Oct 15, 2021 Osteomyelitis: Diagnosis and Treatment   PtEd
    Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
    Oct 15, 2021 Venous Thromboembolism: Management Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology [Practice Guidelines]
    Mar 01, 2017 Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Current Therapy   Tool
    Nov 15, 2012 Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism   Alg   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2023 Delirium in Older Persons: Prevention, Evaluation, and Management   CME   DDx
    Nov 15, 2021 Recent-Onset Altered Mental Status: Evaluation and Management   Alg
    Nov 15, 2007 Predicting Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Altered Mental Status
    Nov 15, 2021 Recent-Onset Altered Mental Status: Evaluation and Management   Alg
    Nutrition Support
    Dec 15, 2021 Nutrition Support Therapy   Alg
    Septic Arthritis
    Dec 15, 2021 Septic Arthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment   Alg   DDx   POC
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Jan 15, 2020 Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidance from the AHA, ACC, and HRS [Practice Guidelines]
    Sep 15, 2016 Diagnosis and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation   Alg   PtEd
    Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Acute
    Mar 15, 2024 Management of Acute Lower GI Bleeding: Guidelines From the American College of Gastroenterology [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Mar 01, 2020 Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Adults: Evaluation and Management
    Feb 15, 2020 Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evaluation and Management   Alg   DDx
    Feb 15, 2015 Hemoptysis: Evaluation and Management   Alg   DDx
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Feb 15, 2020 Diagnosis of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction [Point-of-Care Guides]
    Nov 01, 2017 Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Diagnosis and Management   Alg
    Jan 01, 2017 Heart Failure Due to Reduced Ejection Fraction: Medical Management   PtEd
    Dyspnea, Acute
    Jun 15, 2020 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management   DDx
    Jul 01, 2011 Management of Acute Asthma Exacerbations   Alg   PtEd
    Jul 01, 2020 Blood Product Transfusion in Adults: Indications, Adverse Reactions, and Modifications
    Aug 01, 2020 Acute Pyelonephritis in Adults: Rapid Evidence Review   Alg
    Jun 15, 2022 Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Rapid Evidence Review   POC
    Sep 01, 2020 Corticosteroids for Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer
    Jul 15, 2022 Acute Pancreatitis: Rapid Evidence Review   CME   DDx
    Jan 01, 2019 Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Severe Acute Pancreatitis [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Apr 15, 2014 Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cancer   Alg   PtEd
    Interventional Radiology
    May 01, 2019 Interventional Radiology: Indications and Best Practices
    Kidney Disease
    Dec 01, 2019 Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management   Alg
    Mar 15, 2016 Diagnosis and Management of Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2023 Syncope: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis   CME   Alg
    Apr 01, 2018 Syncope Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines from ACC, AHA, and HRS [Practice Guidelines]
    Jun 01, 2012 Risk Stratification of Patients Presenting with Syncope [Point-of-Care Guides]
    Jun 01, 2018 Oncologic Emergencies: Recognition and Initial Management
    Aug 15, 2005 Determining Prognosis for Patients with Terminal Cancer [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Feb 15, 2024 Managing Selected Chronic Conditions in Hospitalized Patients   CME   Alg
    Sep 15, 2023 Management of Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized Adults: Guidelines From the Endocrine Society [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Dec 01, 2017 Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State   Alg
    Nov 15, 2017 Glucose Management in Hospitalized Patients   Alg
    Mar 01, 2013 Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Evaluation and Treatment   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Sep 01, 2017 Aseptic and Bacterial Meningitis: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention   Alg   DDx   PtEd   Tool
    Hypertension, Severe
    Oct 01, 2017 Secondary Hypertension: Discovering the Underlying Cause   Alg   PtEd   Tool
    Apr 15, 2017 Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment   Alg   Tool
    Myocardial Infarction
    Jan 15, 2024 Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis and Initial Management   CME   Alg
    Nov 01, 2013 Myocardial Infarction: Management of the Subacute Period   Alg
    Aug 15, 2009 Acute Coronary Syndrome (Unstable Angina and non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Cellulitis and Soft Tissue Infections
    Oct 15, 2021 Diabetes-Related Foot Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2015 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections   Alg   PtEd
    Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia
    Jan 15, 2023 Potassium Disorders: Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia   CME   Alg   PtEd
    Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia
    Nov 15, 2023 Diagnosis and Management of Sodium Disorders: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia   CME   Alg
    Pleural Effusion
    Nov 15, 2023 Pleural Effusion: Diagnostic Approach in Adults   CME   Alg
    Infectious Endocarditis
    May 15, 2012 Infectious Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Treatment

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