December 2011

ClinicalIn the LiteratureLiterature Reviews

In the Literature: The latest research you need to know

Procalcitonin-guided therapy decreases antimicrobial duration in ICU patients; High residual platelet reactivity increases risk of cardiovascular events among patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing PCI; Conservative treatment of necrotizing pancreatitis is associated with improved outcomes; Cardiac MRI complements clinical findings in diagnosis of stress cardiomyopathy; Increased risk of potentially inadvertent medication discontinuation following acute-care hospitalization; Clinical exam remains valuable in the diagnosis of patients admitted to a medicine service; RDW predicts all-cause mortality and bloodstream infection in ICU patients

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HM on the Move

Robert Wachter, MD, MHM; Maggie Shatilla, MD; Jeffrey Sperring, MD; Gunjana Bhandari, MD; Bert Puckett Wall, MD

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Dedicated Texas Team Improves Quality of Care

I have been a hospitalist for eight years but joined SHM two and a half years ago at the encouragement of my sister, a hospitalist program director in New York. I am the chief of staff and have been the sole hospitalist at a rural Texas hospital since April of this year, as the other… [Read More]