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14th Annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference

14th Annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference | SHMC 2013

The 14th Annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference will “describe the latest concepts in practicing inpatient medicine, critical care, and specialty care,” explore the newest medical evidence to optimize efficiency and quality of care, and review valuable practice management skills and techniques that can improve clinical and organizational outcomes.

Conference Coverages

Updates in Surgery: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Perioperative Biomarkers, and Troponin
Updates in Surgery: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Perioperative Biomarkers, and Troponin
During a follow-on session at the 2013 Southern Hospital Medicine Conference, Steven Cohn, MD, discussed the effect of PCI on subsequent non-cardiac surgery outcomes, monitoring specific hormone levels as indicators of cardiovascular risk, and other hot topics in perioperative medicine.
Risk Indices in Perioperative Medicine: What Do They Tell Us?
Presentation at the 2013 Southern Hospital Medicine Conference reviewed the clinical application of several key risk indices, including the Revised Cardiac Risk Index and the Vascular Study Group of New England Risk Index.
Clinical Update on the Management of Common Infectious Diseases
Hepatitis C, HIV, C. diff, and other infectious diseases can present complex clinical challenges in the hospital setting.
Prolonging Glycemic Control in Hospitalized Diabetics
Endocrinologist Pavan Chava, DO, discusses available methods to prolong glycemic control in hospitalized diabetics while avoiding hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
Managing Chronic Cirrhosis After Progression to Liver Failure, Gastrointestinal Bleeding
In his presentation, George Therapondos, MD, a hepatologist at the Ochsner Medical Center, detailed how to manage inpatients with cirrhosis that progresses to liver failure and gastrointestinal bleeding.
Diagnosing and Treating Pulmonary Hypertension
Suma Jain, MD, a pulmonologist at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, provides a clinical update on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH).
Preventative Measures for Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding
Primary prevention measures for upper GI bleeding should include NSAIDs, antiplatelet therapy, and anticoagulants appropriately, while secondary preventive measures should include testing and treating H. pylori and using long-term PPIs when appropriate.

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