Hospital Medicine January 2013 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Jan 01, 2013

Target Audience:

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


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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

Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP
Division of Infectious Diseases
Akron General Medical Center
Akron, OH;
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH

Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP
Western Michigan University School of Medicine
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Michael H. Crawford, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of California, San Francisco

Leslie A. Hoffman, RN, PhD
Department of Acute/Tertiary Care
School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh

Matthew E. Fink, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Linda L. Chlan, RN, PhD
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota


  • Successful Decrease in Therapy Duration for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • The Positive Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Pediatrics
  • NSAIDS Post Myocardial Infarction
  • Psychological Distress Decreased When Families Completed Daily ICU Diary
  • Cancer May Be a Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke
  • Serious Cardiac Arrhythmias May Occur During First 72 Hours After Stroke
  • Can We Predict Long-Term Cognitive Impairment in Survivors of Critical Illness?


  • 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, associate managing editor Jill Drachenberg, and authors Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP, Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP, Michael H. Crawford, MD, and Leslie A. Hoffman, RN, PhD have no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

Author Matthew E. Fink, MD, is a retained consultant for MAQUET.

Author Linda L. Chlan, RN, PhD, reports that she receives grant/research support from the National Institutes of Health.

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