Hospital Medicine Features Archives

Minimizing radiation risk from diagnostic imaging

Minimizing radiation risk from diagnostic imaging

In addition to increasing radiation exposure, CT scanning often uncovers incidental findings that may lead to emotional stress for the patient.

Evaluation and treatment of acute cerebral ischemia

Evaluation and treatment of acute cerebral ischemia

To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.

Updated information 
on MRSA infections

Updated information 
on MRSA infections

The number of hospital-acquired MRSA infections is down; however, 
community-acquired MRSA infections continue to rise.

When to treat or refer a burn-injured patient

When to treat or refer a burn-injured patient

Guidelines from the American Burn Association provide a reliable road map for the assessment and treatment of these challenging injuries

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