American Journal of Hospital Medicine (AJHM) is an online publication dedicated to promote of research and education in the field of hospital medicine and is published by the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Missouri. Fully peer-reviewed, AJHM publishes original research articles, reviews of various topics focusing on inpatient medicine, case reports, and viewpoints.--Journal website (viewed August 30, 2017).

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    (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2017-04)
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  • Hydromorphone precipitating serotonin syndrome 

    Wang, Sijie (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-04)
    Opioid medications are an underappreciated cause of serotonin syndrome. Fentanyl, meperidine, and methadone are more commonly associated with this potentially life-threatening side effect. Here, we present the case of a ...
  • Ask a Pathologist 

    Prabhakaran, Nitya; Coberly, Emily (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-04)
    Question: My patient developed a fever during a packed red blood cell transfusion. What is the likelihood that the fever is due to bacterial contamination of the blood product?
  • Ask a hematologist 

    Sun, Jiyuan; Singh, Sindhu (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-04)
    Question: How to order and interpret iron studies for a hospitalized patient with anemia?
  • New Clostridium difficile infection guidelines : Pearls for the hospitalist 

    Rojas-Moreno, Christian (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-04)
    Clinical vignette: A 40 year-old female with no significant past medical history had a 3-day history of runny nose, headache, cough and post-nasal drip. Her physical exam showed erythematous pharyngeal wall but it was ...
  • In pursuit of happiness : Creation of an academic hospitalist wellness committee and well-being survey 

    Masters, Christie; Lazarus, Michael; Afsarmanesh, Nasim; Zhang, Annie; Bui, Patrick; Wilkinson, Rebecca; Kang, Mina (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-04)
    Physician burnout poses a critical threat to the delivery of healthcare. A solution to this problem is a leadership imperative. Managing demands on physicians can prevent burnout and foster engagement. This study assesses ...
  • ECG dilemma : Answer 

    Assefa, Mahaletwork; Balla, Sudarshan (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-04)
  • ECG dilemma 

    Assefa, Mahaletwork; Balla, Sudarshan (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-04)
    A 45-year-old male was seen as a response to an EMS call. Patient's neighbor saw the patient collapsed in the backyard. Patient had a history of substance abuse and depression. Patient was intubated on field for airway ...
  • Conference Calendar 

    Chela, Harleen (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-04)
    Conference Calendar.
  • Are there predictive pupillometry markers in determining external ventricular device (EVD) weaning failure or success in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients? 

    Bezner, Tracy; Nattanmai, Premkumar; Katyal, Nakul; Premkumar, Keerthivaas; Newey, Christopher (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-04)
    Pupillometers objectively measure constriction (i.e., parasympathetic pathwy) and dilation (i.e., sympathetic pathway) velocities of the pupillary reflex. These pathways may be affected by increases in ventricular size due ...
  • Alcoholic hepatitis 

    Padkins, Mitchell; Naqvi, Syed (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-04)
    Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) is a clinical manifestation on the spectrum of alcoholic liver diseases related to alcohol consumption. The mildest of these diseases is fatty liver, which can progress to AH and then lead to ...
  • Conference Calendar 

    Chela, Harleen (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2018-01)
    Calendar of events.
  • ID Corner : Influenza update 

    Rojas-Moreno, Christian (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 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 (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 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 (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 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 (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 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 (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 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 (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 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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