Hospital Medicine April 2013 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Apr 01, 2013

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

Jennifer A. Best, MD, FACP, FHM
Assistant Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Virginia

Betty Tran, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

William B. Ershler, MD
INOVA Fairfax Hospital Cancer Center
Fairfax, VA;
Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging
Washington, DC

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


  • Zolpidem Use Increases Fall Risk for Inpatients
  • Risk of Bleeding with Warfarin Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Physicians' Own Beliefs on Goals of Care Influence Presentation of Comfort Care Option to Patient Surrogates
  • Parenteral Iron for Cancer-Associated Anemia
  • Stroke Alert: A Review of Current Clinical Stroke Literature


  • 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, peer reviewer William Thompson, MD, executive editor Russ Underwood, associate managing editor Jill Drachenberg, and authors Jennifer A. Best, MD, FACP, FHM, Betty Tran, MD, MS, and William B. Ershler, MD have no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD does research for Medtronic, is a consultant for Medtronic, Novartis, and St. Jude, and is a speaker for Boston Scientific.

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

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