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  • Hospital readmissions 

    Hahn-Cover, Kristin (2012-05)
    Hospital readmissions are under scrutiny in the context of health care delivery and payment reform. Hospital readmission rates for Medicare (CMS) patients with principal diagnoses of heart attack, heart failure and ...
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    (2012-05)
    Issue 44 Contents
  • Urinary tract infections 

    Salzer, William (2012-03)
    "In the Clinic" from annals on UTIs.
  • From the journals 

    Hall, Leslie (2012-03)
    Cites the following: Surrogate decision makers' interpretation of prognostic information: a mixed-methods study; End-of-life care discussions among patients with advanced cancer: a cohort study; The cost of satisfaction: ...
  • Crohn's disease and enterocutaneous fistulas 

    Christianson, Leif (2012-03)
    Fistulas that arise in association with Crohn's Disease are classified as those with no evidence of active disease (type 1) and those associated with intra-abdominal abscess formation (type 2). This distinction is important ...
  • Will mobile phone use increase the incidence of healthcare associated infections? 

    Devkota, Bishnu (2012-03)
    Mobile technology has added another avenue of nosocomial infection and these devices are increasingly being used by hospitalists, patients, visitors and other health care workers. Hospitalists should lead the effort to ...
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    (2012-03)
    Issue 43 Contents
  • C diff....Again 

    Salzer, William (2012-01)
    The AHRQ commissioned a systemic review of C diff. Bottom line....vancomycin ($1300) is probably not better than metronidazole ($20); also, fidaxomicin ($3400) appears to reduce relapse vs vancomycin for non-NAP1 strains.
  • From the journals 

    Ahmed, Kate (2012-01)
    Cited the following: Clostridium difficile infection in patients with inflammatory bowel disease; Rheumatological manifestations in inflammatory bowel disease; Alcoholic Liver Disease: Pathogenesis and New Therapeutic ...
  • Conference Calendar 

    Chela, Harleen (2018-01)
  • Influenza update 

    Rojas-Moreno, Christian (2018-01)
    This flu season has been especially bad. As of epidemiological week 4 (week ending on January 27th), overall hospitalizations are now the highest we've seen in recent years and flu associated deaths in children and adults ...
  • Ask a Pathologist 

    Kneib, Jessica; Coberly, Emily (2018-01)
    Question: After ordering a type and screen I was notified by the blood bank that my patient has cold autoantibodies. Does this mean that my patient has a cold agglutinin disease?
  • Headache : Could it be esophageal cancer? 

    Brahmbhatt, Mihir; Abdel-karim, Abdul-rahman; Arora, Navanshu (2018-01)
    Brain metastasis in patients with primary esophageal carcinoma is rare and has a poor prognosis. Here we report a case with brain metastasis as the initial presentation for patient's esophageal cancer.
  • Acute esotropia in the setting of heroin withdrawal 

    Satish, Bokka; Sivaprasad, Pesala; Bollu, Pradeep (2018-01)
    Acute onset of concomitant esotropia presenting with diplopia can be seen in the setting of heroin withdrawal. We report a case of acute esotropia in a young white male during heroin withdrawal. A sudden onset of eye ...
  • A framework to tackle risk identification and presentation challenges in sepsis 

    Capan, Muge; Mosby, Danielle; Miller, Kristen; Tao, Jun; Wu, Pan; Weintraub, William; Kowalski, Rebecca; Arnold, Ryan (2018-01)
    Sepsis trajectories, including onset and recovery, can be difficult to assess, but electronic health records (EHRs) can accurately capture sepsis as a dynamic episode.
  • Acute ischemic stroke management review for the hospitalist 

    Haldal, Shilpa; Beary, Jonathan; Nattanmai, Premkumar; George, Pravin; Newey, Christopher (2018-01)
    The treatment of acute ischemic stroke is dependent on timely recognition. After ensuring airway, respiratory and circulatory stability, NIHSS should be performed and urgent CT scan obtained. If no exclusions exist, ...
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    (2018-01)
  • Conference Calendar 

    Chela, Harleen (2017-10)

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