Hospital Medicine October 2007 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Oct 01, 2007

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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
Professor of Medicine
Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Washington

Hospital Medicine Alert's physician editor, Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, selected and reviewed the articles contained within this issue on September 10, 2007.


  • Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Malaria — It's Finally Here!
  • Oral Antibiotics for Pyelonephritis in Children
  • SSRIs and Fractures
  • Bone Loss in the Elderly Associated with SSRIs
  • Nurse Staffing Influences Infection Rates in Elderly
  • Beta-Blockers for Asymptomatic LVSD


  • 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 relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

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