Hospital Medicine May 2006 - Hospital Medicine Alert - May 01, 2006

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This activity is intended for hospitalists, intensivists and acute care clinicians.


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Physician Editor
Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section Head
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Medical Director for Critical Care Services
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington School of Medicine Hospital Medicine Alert's physician editor, Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, selected and reviewed the articles contained within this issue on May 15, 2006.


  • The Emerging Nightmare of C. difficile
  • When Patient and Provider Disagree: Letting Patients Make Bad Choices
  • Stroke vs Stroke Mimics: Diagnosis at the Bedside
  • New Trick for Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation?


  • review pertinent safety, infection control, and quality improvement practices
  • discuss diagnosis and treatment of acute illness in the hospital setting
  • review current data on diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for common inpatient problems

Financial Disclosure:

Hospital Medicine Alert's physician editor, Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, has no financial relationship relevant to the material presented in this issue.

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