Comprehensive Hospital Medicine

1st Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print


  • Mark Williams
  • Scott Flanders
  • Winthrop Whitcomb
  • Steven Cohn
  • Frank Michota
  • Russell Holman
  • Richard Gross
  • Geno Merli
  • Key Features

    • Access to the entire contents of this Expert Consult title online permits speedy consultation from any computer with an Internet connection.
    • State-of-the-art, evidence-based, hospital-focused guidelines on clinical assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and discharge/follow-up planning help you to effectively manage all of the key disorders in every body system.
    • 20 chapters focused on peri-operative care assist you in navigating this increasingly important component of hospital medicine practice.
    • Expert advice on systems issues explores how to establish and enhance a hospitalist program, provide leadership, manage patient transitions of care, establish a teamwork model with hospital staff, promote patient safety and staff performance improvement, standardize care, and navigate legal and ethical concerns.

    Table of Contents

    I. Evidence Based Clinical Practice

    A. Principles of evidence-based clinical practice

    B. Real time application

    II. Clinical Care Delivery

    A. General Approach to a Hospitalized Patient

    1) Communication
    2) Symptom Management
    a) Insomnia and anxiety
    b) Nausea
    c) Constipation and Diarrhea
    3) Nutrition
    4) Maintaining Skin Integrity
    5) Pain Management

    B. Cardiovascular

    1) Chest Pain
    2) Acute Coronary Syndromes
    3) Heart Failure
    4) Arrhythmias
    5) Cardiac Arrest
    6) Syncope
    7) Venous Thromboembolism
    8) Aortic Dissection
    9) Valvular Heart Disease
    10) Peripheral Arterial Disease

    C. Infectious Diseases

    1) Pneumonia
    a) Community Acquired
    b) Nosocomial
    2) Urinary Tract Infections
    a) Community Acquired
    b) Nosocomial
    3) Cellulitis
    4) Meningitis
    5) Endocarditis
    6) Vascular Catheter-related infections
    7) HIV – related infections
    8) Fever in a hospitalized patient
    9) COPD
    10) Asthma
    11) Pleural Disease
    12) Interstitial Lung Disease
    13) Pulmonary Hypertension

    D. Nephrology

    1) Acute Renal Failure
    2) Chronic Renal Failure
    3) Electrolyte Disorders
    4) Acid-Base Disorders

    E. Gastroenterology

    1) Acute GI Bleeding
    a) Upper
    b) Lower
    2) Acute Hepatitis
    3) Cirrhosis and Liver Failure
    a) Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
    4) Acute Abdominal Emergencies
    a) Appendicitis
    b) Cholecystitis
    c) Diverticulitis
    d) Bowel Obstruction and ileus
    e) Ischemic Bowel
    5) Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    6) Gastroenteritis

    F. Endocrinology

    1) Diabetes Mellitus
    a) DKA
    b) Managing DM in hospitalized patients
    2) Thyroid Disorders
    3) Adrenal Disorders
    4) Parathyroid Disorders

    G. Oncology

    1) Chemotherapy
    2) Paraneoplastic Syndromes
    3) Oncologic Emergencies
    a) Neutropenia / Fever
    b) Hypercalcemi


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    About the authors

    Mark Williams

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

    Scott Flanders

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, Director, Hospitalist Program, Associate Director, Inpatient Programs, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

    Winthrop Whitcomb

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director of Clinical Performance Improvement, Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, MA; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

    Steven Cohn

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Director, Medical Consultation Service, Clinical Professor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY

    Frank Michota

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Head, Section of Hospital Medicine, Director, Hospital Medicine Fellowship, Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Department of General Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

    Russell Holman

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chief Operating Officer and National Medical Director, Cogent Healthcare, Nashville, TN

    Richard Gross

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chief, Division of Internal and Hospital Medicine, Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

    Geno Merli

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA