January 2007

In the LiteratureLegal

In the Literature

Atrial Flutter, Endarterectomy Versus Stenting, Care Transitions, Pleural Empyema, RRS Consensus, Treating VTE Patients, Classic Lit on Beta Blockers, and ACE Inhibitors


A Case of Emphysematous Cystitis

Patient history: The patient is a 53-year-old woman, 70 days status post-allogenic stem-cell transplantation for multiple myeloma. She presents with fever, mental status changes, and abdominal distension. Abdominal films are ordered. Salient Findings The patient has air within the wall of the bladder (see Figure 1 below, white arrow) and within the bladder lumen, diagnostic… [Read More]


A Case of Pruritis Rash

History of Present Illness A55-year-old male presented with a one and one-half week history of a sore throat, shortness of breath on exertion, ankle edema, and arthralgias that began in the ankles and subsequently spread to involve the elbows and wrists. He had also developed a pruritic eruption involving the lower extremities, which consisted of… [Read More]

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JHM Accepted for Indexing in MEDLINE

In December the Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM, the peer-reviewed sister publication of The Hospitalist) was selected for indexing and inclusion in the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online). MEDLINE is a bibliographic database that contains 13 million references to journal articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare… [Read More]