Hospital Medicine November 2007 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Nov 01, 2007

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Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD
Professor of Medicine
Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Washington

Alan Z. Segal, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Weill-Cornell Medical College
Attending Neurologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

William B. Ershler, MD
INOVA Fairfax Hospital Cancer Center
Fairfax, VA;
Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging
Washington, DC

Dana Leifer, MD
Associate Professor
Weill Medical College
Cornell University

Andrew M. Luks, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington

Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chief, Division of AIDS Medicine
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center;
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine


  • Statin Withdrawal May Lead to Adverse Outcomes in Acute Stroke
  • Combination Chemotherapy for Unknown Primary
  • Telemedicine for Stroke: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
  • Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: A Possible Cause of Stroke?
  • BNP Levels: Useful in Separating ARDS from CPE?
  • Special Report: Atazanavir-Associated Kidney Stones


  • 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 Alertis physician editor, Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, has no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue. Author Alan Z. Segal, MD is on the speaker's bureau for Boehringer-Ingelheim. Author William B. Ershler, MD is on the speaker's bureau for Wyeth, and does research for Ortho Biotech. Authors Dana Leifer, MD and Andrew M. Luks, MD report no financial relationship relevant to this field of study. Author Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA is a consultant for Bayer Diagnostics, and is on the speaker's bureau for GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer.

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