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Hospital Medicine
Second Edition
by Robert M. Wachter
Lee Goldman
and Harry Hollander

Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, Hospital Medicine offers practical, evidence-based guidelines for the care of hospitalized patients.

The only book geared directly and exclusively to inpatient management—and edited by the national leaders of the hospitalist field—Hospital Medicine includes indications for admission, guidelines for consultation, procedures for hospital discharge, diagnostic algorithms, and critical paths detailing effective, outcomes-oriented treatment plans for a range of diseases and disorders.

New chapters in Hospital Medicine, Second Edition focus on the hospitalist's increasing role in providing critical care, managing surgical patients with medical co-morbidities, ensuring patient safety and preventing adverse events, and directing hospital systems areas such as informatics, quality improvement, and practice management.


  1. General Issues in Hospital Medicine
    1. Models of Hospital Care
    2. The Economics of Hospital Medicine
    3. Practice Management in Hospital Medicine
    4. Hospital Interfaces
    5. Hospital Discharge
    6. Bayesian Reasoning and Diagnostic Testing
    7. Decision Analysis
    8. Evidence-Based Medicine
    9. Cost-Effectiveness
    10. Hospital Information Systems
    11. Effective Clinical Teaching in the Inpatient Setting
    12. Assessment and Improvement of Quality and Value
    13. Practice Guidelines and Clinical Pathways
    14. Patient Satisfaction with Hospital Care
    15. Nutritional Issues in the Hospitalized Patient
    16. Approach to the Hospitalized Older Patient
    17. Ethical Issues in the Hospitalized Patient
    18. Pain Management in the Hospitalized Patient
    19. End-of-Life Care in the Hospital
    20. Patient Safety in the Hospital Setting
    21. Medication Safety in the Hospital

  2. Critical Care Medicine
    1. Approach to the ICU Patient
    2. Ventilator Management
    3. Acute Respiratory Failure
    4. Hypotension, Shock, and Multiple Organ Failure
    5. Sepsis Syndrome
    6. Procedures in Hospital Medicine

  3. Medical Consultation
    1. Medical Consultation
    2. Key Principles of Anesthesiology
    3. Preoperative Evaluation
    4. Postoperative Care
    5. Medical Complications of Pregnancy
    6. Care of Special Populations: Psychiatry
    7. Trauma

  4. Cardiovascular Medicine
    1. Signs, Symptoms, and Laboratory Abnormalities in Cardiovascular Diseases
    2. Diagnostic Tests in Cardiology
    3. Angina and Unstable Angina
    4. Acute Myocardial Infection
    5. Heart Failure
    6. Heart Transplantation
    7. Valvular Heart Disease
    8. Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, and Other Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias
    9. Ventricular Arrhythmias and Cardiac Arrest
    10. Syncope
    11. Bradycardia and Pacemakers
    12. Pericardial Disease

  5. Vascular Medicine
    1. Signs, Symptoms, and Laboratory Abnormalities in Peripheral Arterial Disease
    2. Urgent and Emergent Hypertension
    3. Aortic Intramural Hematoma and Dissection
    4. Aortic Aneurysm
    5. Peripheral Arterial Disease
    6. Deep Venous Thrombosis
    7. Pulmonary Embolism

  6. Pulmonary Medicine
    1. Signs, Symptoms, and Laboratory Abnormalities in Pulmonary Medicine
    2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    3. Exacerbations of Asthma
    4. Interstitial Lung Disease
    5. Lung Transplantation and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
    6. Pulmonary Hypertension
    7. Pleural Effusion and Pneumothorax
    8. Pulmonary Nodules and Mass Lesions

  7. Infectious Diseases
    1. Signs, Symptoms, and Laboratory Abnormalities in Infectious Diseases
    2. Infectious in Immunocompromised Hosts
    3. Parenteral Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance
    4. Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    5. Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
    6. Tuberculosis
    7. Urinary Tract Infection
    8. Cellulitis and Necrotizing Fasciitis
    9. Meningitis
    10. Endocarditis
    11. Catheter-Associated Infection and Bacteremia
    12. Bioterrorism

  8. HIV Disease
    1. Signs, Symptoms, and Laboratory Abnormalities in HIV Disease
    2. Pulmonary Manifestation of HIV Infection
    3. Neurologic Complications of HIV Disease
    4. Signs, Symptoms, and Laboratory Abnormalities in Gastrointestinal Disease
    5. Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    6. Esophageal Disorders
    7. Peptic Ulcer Disease and Stress-Related Mucosal Disease
    8. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    9. Acute Hepatitis and Liver Failure
    10. Cirrhosis and Its Complications
    11. Disorders of the Biliary System
    12. Liver Transplantation
    13. Acute Pancreatitis
    14. Other Abdominal Emergencies: Appendicitis, Diverticulitis, and Ischemic Bowel
    15. Ileus and Obstruction of the Gastrointestinal Tract

  9. Hematology-Oncology
    1. Signs, Symptoms, and Laboratory Abnormalities in Hematology-Oncology
    2. Principles of Chemotherapy
    3. Principles of Transfusion Medicine
    4. Oncologic Emergencies
    5. Leukemia
    6. Lymphoma
    7. Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
    8. Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
    9. Sickle Cell Disease
    10. Hemorrhagic and Thrombotic Disorders

  10. Renal Disease
    1. Signs, Symptoms, and Laboratory Abnormalities in Renal Disease
    2. Acute Renal Failure
    3. Management of the Hospitalized Patient on Dialysis
    4. Renal Transplantation
    5. Renal Stone Disease and Obstruction
    6. Common Electrolyte Disorders
    7. Common Acid-Base Disorders

  11. Endocrinology
    1. Signs, Symptoms, and Laboratory Abnormalities in Endocrinology
    2. The Management of Hyperglycemia and Diabetes Mellitus in Hospitalized Patients
    3. Acute Presentations of Thyroid Disease
    4. Adrenal Insufficiency and Crisis

  12. Rheumatology
    1. Signs, Symptoms, and Laboratory Abnormalities in Rheumatology
    2. Vasculitis
    3. Acute Presentations of Selected Rheumatic Disorders
    4. Acute Arthritis
    5. Back Pain

  13. Neurology and Psychiatry
    1. Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnostic Tests in Neurology
    2. Stroke
    3. Central Nervous System Hemorrhage and Increased Intracranial Pressure
    4. Seizures
    5. Depression in the Hospitalized Patient

  14. Toxicology and Allergy
    1. Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
    2. Drug Overdoses and Dependence
    3. Acute Alcohol Intoxication and Alcohol Withdrawal


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Hospital Medicine
Second Edition
by Robert M. Wachter, Lee Goldman, and Harry Hollander

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