Hospital Medicine March 2012 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Mar 01, 2012

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


  • Can Potential Acute MI Patients be Triaged Faster?
  • Risk vs. Benefit of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedures
  • Absence of Pathogens in Intestinal Tissue of Patients with Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, Seizures, and the EEG
  • High Mortality in Patients with COPD Exacerbations Who Fail Noninvasive Ventilation
  • Patients Placed in Contact Isolation Are at Increased Risk for Delirium


  • 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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