Hospital Medicine December 2008 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Dec 01, 2008

Target Audience:

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


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


  • Management of Type B Aortic Dissection
  • Non-invasive Ventilation in Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema
  • IV Thrombolysis 3-4.5 Hours after Stroke: Time for a Change?
  • A Pathogen to Consider More Broadly in Patients with Pneumonia: Legionella
  • When is the Best Time to Obtain Blood Cultures from My Potentially Septic Patient?


  • 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 Alerts physician editor, Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, has no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

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