Hospital Medicine December 2012 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Dec 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 Drachenberg


  • Fidaxomicin after Vancomycin for Patients with Multiple C. difficile Recurrences
  • Pediatric-Specific Antibiograms Improve Empiric Drug Selection
  • Safety of High- vs. Moderate-Intensity Exercise for Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Teams Shorten Time to Decannulation and Increase Speaking Valve Use
  • What HbA1c for the Very Elderly?
  • Fungal meningitis and arthritis from epidural, paraspinal and intra-articular injections with contaminated corticosteroid. Early status.


  • 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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