Hospital Medicine February 2014 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Feb 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

Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine,
University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, WA

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.

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

Ken Grauer, MD
Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine,
College of Medicine,
University of Florida


  • Are Hospitalists Associated with Improvements in Quality of Care?
  • Efficacy of Higher-dose Oseltamivir in Adults with Influenza A and B
  • New Oral Anticoagulants Poised to Alter Approach to AF
  • Fidaxomicin More Effective than Vancomycin for Clostridium difficile Infection in Cancer Patients?


  • 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.

Author Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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

Author Ken Grauer, MD is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book.

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