Hospital Medicine January 2014 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Jan 01, 2014

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

Deborah J. DeWaay, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor,
Medical University of South Carolina,
Charleston, SC

Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine,
UCLA School of Medicine

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

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


  • Hospital Report Cards: What Do the Grades Mean?
  • Oral Apixaban for the Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism
  • Colchicine in Acute Pericarditis
  • Esmolol in Septic Shock
  • Embolic Risk in Endocarditis


  • 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 John H. Choe, MD, MPH, executive editor Russ Underwood, and associate managing editor Jill Drachenberg have no relevant financial relationship related to the material presented in this issue.

Authors Deborah J. DeWaay, MD, FACP, Harold L. Karpman, MBBS, PhD, and Andrew J. Boyle, MBBS, PhD, report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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

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