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Clinical Images Capture Hospitalists’ Daily Rounds


 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fourth in an occasional series of reviews of the Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts series by members of Team Hospitalist.

Left: Image of patient with rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis, case number 48. Right: Image of patient with purple-colored urine in his Foley catheter collection bag, case number 60.

Left: Image of patient with rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis, case number 48.Right: Image of patient with purple-colored urine in his Foley catheter collection bag, case number 60.

Summary

Hospital Images: A Clinical Atlas is a collection of 76 clinical cases discussing actual patient scenarios with accompanying clinical case questions, images, and evidence-based discussions. Cases are presented in the same manner a practicing hospitalist would encounter them during daily rounds—that is to say, randomly. Chosen cases vary widely, from aspiration pneumonitis to necrotizing fasciitis, and are also representative of a day in the life of most hospitalists. The clinical images are of excellent quality and accurately represent the conditions discussed. The case discussions are logical, clinically relevant, and evidence-based.

Analysis

In this reviewer’s opinion, Hospital Images: A Clinical Atlas is required reading for all practicing hospitalists. The full-color images are high resolution and presented as patients would be viewed from the bedside. The cases are diverse and absolutely pertinent to the practice of hospital medicine. I am confident even the most experienced reader will learn something that will quite probably improve his or her diagnostic capability.


Dr. Lindsey is a hospitalist and chief of staff at Victory Medical Center in McKinney, Texas. She has been a member of Team Hospitalist since 2013.

At a Glance

Series: Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts

Title: Hospital Images: A Clinical Atlas

Editor: Paul B. Aronowitz

Published: 2012

Pages: 280

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