Hospital Medicine December 2011 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Dec 01, 2011

Target Audience:

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

Executive Editor
Russ Underwood

Managing Editor
Jill Von Wedel


  • Incidence of Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Risk of Perioperative MI in Patients with Stents Undergoing Surgery
  • Saddle Pulmonary Embolism: Is It the Same as 'Massive' PE?
  • Risks of ICU Admission Include Unintentional Discontinuation of Medications
  • Daily Prompting on ICU Checklist Use Improves Patient Outcomes as Well as Processes of Care
  • ACE Inhibitors/ARBs for Aortic Stenosis?


  • 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, executive editor Russ Underwood, and associate managing editor Jill Von Wedel have no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

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