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Update in Hospital Medicine

Preetha Basaviah, MD; and Shaun Frost, MD
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From Stanford University, Stanford, and Cogent Healthcare, Irvine, California.


Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Requests for Single Reprints: Preetha Basaviah, MD, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 251 Campus Drive MSOB, Room X212, MC 5475, Stanford, CA 94305; e-mail, pree@stanford.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Basaviah: Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 251 Campus Drive MSOB, Room X212, MC 5475, Stanford, CA 94305.

Dr. Frost: Cogent Healthcare, 2600 Michelson Drive, Suite 1400, Irvine, CA 92612.


Ann Intern Med. 2006;145(9):685-691. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-145-9-200611070-00011
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We selected the articles for this Update in Hospital Medicine after surveying the literature and consulting with opinion leaders from across the United States. Criteria for selection were quality of evidence and importance to hospital medicine practitioners and hospital administrators. The articles are divided into those that are likely to affect clinical practice and are relevant to patient safety and quality improvement. The American College of Physicians presented this Update in Hospital Medicine in cooperation with the Society for Hospital Medicine. Changes to clinical practice emerging from these articles are shown in the Table .

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Re Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Update in Hospital Medicine
Posted on November 8, 2006
Steven W. Seiden
South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY
Conflict of Interest: None Declared

To the Editor:

A small but not minor point regarding eligibility for cardiac resynchronization therapy. The patients in the study of Cleland et al. (N Eng J Med. 2005;352:1539-49) had a left ventricular end-diastolic dimension of at least 30 mm indexed to height, not simply 30mm (as indicated in the update), which is normal.

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