Hospital Medicine September 2012 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Sep 01, 2012

Target Audience:

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


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Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Listing:

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


  • Early Surgery for Infective Endocarditis Decreases Risk of Embolization, Mortality
  • Survival After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Rapid Rule Out for Patients with Chest Pain
  • Invasive or Conservative Strategy in Diabetics with ACS?
  • Intravenous Thrombolysis Is Relatively Safe and Effective in Elderly Patients Up to 6 Hours After Symptom Onset
  • Meta-analysis of All Randomized Trials Supports the Benefits of Intravenous Thrombolysis for All Patients Up to 6 Hours


  • discuss pertinent safety, infection control and quality improvement practices
  • explain diagnosis and treatment of acute illness in the hospital setting; and
  • discuss 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 Drachenberghave no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

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