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Submersion injuries: Drowning

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Submersion injuries are the second leading cause of death in the pediatric population and a significant cause of disability in children. According to the recent World Health Organization (WHO) bulletin report, drowning is a major global public health concern. In 2005, the WHO adopted the following definition of…
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anxiety Disorders in the Perinatal Period 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Clinical features Core features of anxiety disorders include excessive worry or concern that impacts the functioning of the patient’s life. The specific features of the anxiety disorder depend on which disorder (such as generalized anxiety, panic, etc.) is being…
Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dysthymia, Major Depression, Minor Depression 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Depression during pregnancy affects more than 12% of women. Depression in pregnancy, as at other times, is characterized by persistent low mood, lack of interest or pleasure in activities, changes in appetite and weight (increase or decrease), changes in sleep…
Nephrology Hypertension

Chronic Kidney Disease: Depression in Chronic Kidney Disease

Does this patient have chronic kidney disease with depression? Depression has a lifetime incidence of 10% in the general population, but is more common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Up to 1/3 of hemodialysis patients have depressive symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of depression. Depression among patients with chronic kidney disease has been…
Hospital Medicine


I. What every physician needs to know. Schizophrenia is a common mental illness that is typically characterized by positive symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions, disorganized speech; and negative symptoms such as a flat affect or poverty of speech, and impairments in cognition including attention, memory and executive functions. Patients with a first onset of…
Hospital Medicine

Complications of psychiatric medications

I. Problem/Challenge. Hospitalists are often asked to consult on inpatient psychiatric patients and co-manage pre-existing medical conditions. In addition, approximately 30-60% of inpatients have psychiatric comorbidities. Given that the majority of these patients are receiving psychiatric medications, it is important for hospitalists to be well versed in the complications of psychiatric medications. Complications of psychiatric…
Hospital Medicine

Depression and Bipolar

I. What every physician needs to know. Depression and mania are serious disease states with significant morbidity and mortality. Patients with depressive symptoms should be screened for active suicidality, and if present, should be hospitalized if they are high risk. Mania is a medical emergency. Most patients with a manic episode should be hospitalized and…
Hospital Medicine


I. Definition. Cushing’s syndrome is a clinical condition resulting from prolonged exposure to excessive glucocorticoids, either from endogenous or exogenous sources. Therapeutic administration of exogenous glucocorticoids is the most common cause of Cushing’s syndrome. The most common endogenous cause of Cushing’s syndrome is Cushing’s disease. Cushing’s disease is Cushing’s syndrome caused by an adrenocorticotropic hormone…
Hospital Medicine

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders I. Problem/Condition. Eating disorders are characterized by severely disturbed eating behaviors. In both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, there is a disturbance in the perception of body weight and shape. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by the refusal or inability to maintain minimally normal body weight, or in adolescents, failure to gain weight during…
Hospital Medicine


I. What every physician needs to know. Concussion is a form of brain injury that may result from a direct blow or from rapid rotation, acceleration and/or deceleration of the brain inside the skull. Concussions differ from other forms of traumatic brain injury in that there is no apparent structural damage to the brain parenchyma,…
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