Hospital Medicine September 2013 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Sep 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


Leslie A. Hoffman, RN, PhD
Professor Emeritus,
Nursing and Clinical & Translational Science,
University of Pittsburgh

Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine,
University of Kentucky;
Sleep Disorder Center,
Samaritan Hospital,

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

Andrew J. Boyle, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Interventional Cardiology,
University of California,
San Francisco


  • Integrating Palliative Care into Daily Practice: When and How
  • Diminishing Returns with Long-term Steroids in COPD Exacerbations
  • Neurological Complications of Infective Endocarditis
  • Clopidogrel Plus Aspirin After Transient Ischemic Attack


  • 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, and associate managing editor Jill Drachenberg have no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

Author Dr. Hoffman reports no financial relationships in this field of study.

Author Dr. Phillips serves on the speakers bureau for PotomaCME.

Author Dr. Crawford reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study, and Author Dr. Weiss is a scientific advisory board member for Bionovo.