June 2009

Disease States

What Is a Laborist?

Hospital medicine is increasingly defined by common goals and values—regardless of training or mode of practice

ConsultsIn the Literature

Quality Care for COPD, Secondary Stroke Prevention, Treat Classic CTA

Factors Influencing the Treatment of COPD Lindenauer PK, Pekow P, Gao S, et al. Quality of care for patients hospitalized for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144:894-903. Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than $18 billion… [Read More]

In the Literature

Elderly Patients & Pneumonia, Metoprolol after Vascular Surgery, and More

Elderly Pneumonia Patients after Antibiotic Switch Nathan RV, Rhew DC, Bratzler DW, et al. In-hospital observation after antibiotic switch in pneumonia: a national evaluation. Am J Med. 2006 Jun;119(6):512.e1-7. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) continues to be a common reason for hospital admission—especially among the elderly. As with many infectious diseases, the duration and route of antibiotic… [Read More]


Transition Time

What you need to know to go from resident to attending


Head Off Hypoglycemia

History, communication, and deduction can solve drug-induced dilemmas

In the Literature

In the Literature

The latest research you need to know