Hospital Medicine June 2014 - Hospital Medicine Alert - Jun 01, 2014

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

Chiara Ghetti, MD
Assistant Professor,
Obstetrics and Gynecology, 
Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery,
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, MO

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

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology,
University of California, San Francisco

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

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


  • Does Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prevent Postoperative UTIs in Patients Requiring Short-term Catheterization?
  • Acute on Chronic Liver Failure: New Definition and Implications
  • Beta-Blockers in CAD Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery
  • Should Dialysis Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Be Treated with Warfarin?
  • Hemicraniectomy in Older Patients with Large Middle Cerebral Artery Infarcts Reduces Mortality


  • 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 Chiara Ghetti, MDMichael H. Crawford, MDDeborah J. DeWaay, MD, FACP report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, does research for Biosense Webster, Medtronic, and Rhythmia Medical. Matthew E. Fink, MD, is a retained consultant for Procter & Gamble.

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