Introducing the first evidence–based casebook for hospital clinicians
This book introduces illustrated, evidence–based clinical cases drawn from real–world hospital practice. Geared to the needs of hospital clinicians, Clinical Care Conundrums: Challenging Diagnoses in Hospital Medicine focuses on sharpening clinical reasoning and diagnostic skills, giving readers the tools to recognize and diagnose a wide array of diseases, while promoting diagnostic safety in hospital medicine.
Written by leading experts on the topics under discussion, this volume offers a hand–picked collection of case studies from the widely popular Clinical Care Conundrum (CCC) series found in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Each chapter presents a case to an expert clinician, who explains his or her approach to diagnosing challenging medical dilemmas. Each chapter concludes with a concise review of recent literature and, if applicable, with discussions of cognitive errors that may impact clinical diagnosis and patient care. Readers will find:
- An appealing presentation style that combines high–quality images and text
- Coverage of both common conditions and uncommon but important diseases encountered in the hospital setting
- A look at the state of the art of clinical reasoning, an area of critical interest to clinicians
- Practical "pearls" for each case study that readers can apply in their own practice
Clinical Care Conundrums is an indispensable reference for hospitalists, hospital–based physicians and midlevel providers, physicians–in–training, and the many other medical practitioners who come up against difficult cases on a daily basis.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL CARE CONUNDRUMS IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE 1Robert M. Wachter
CHAPTER 2 IMPROVING DIAGNOSTIC SAFETY IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE: CAN CLINICAL CARE CONUNDRUMS HELP? 5Edward E. Etchells, Kaveh G. Shojania, and Donald A. Redelmeier
CHAPTER 3 CRACKING THE CASE 19Jennei Wei, Patrick P. Kneeland, and Gurpreet Dhaliwal
CHAPTER 4 A MIDLIFE CRISIS 27Jennifer R. Lukela, Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, Lawrence M. Tierney Jr., John Del Valle, and Sanjay Saint
CHAPTER 5 FISHING FOR A DIAGNOSIS 35Colin R. Cooke, John V. L. Sheffield, and Jan V. Hirschmann
CHAPTER 6 A RASH DECISION 43Brian J. Harte, Gurpreet Dhaliwal, Wendy Armstrong, and James C. Pile
CHAPTER 7 ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER 51Thomas E. Baudendistel, Nima Afshar, and Lawrence M. Tierney Jr.
CHAPTER 8 THE THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM 59Sara Mekuria, Esteban Cheng Ching, S. A. Josephson, Jinny Tavee, and Brian J. Harte
CHAPTER 9 A FRAYED KNOT 69Thomas E. Baudendistel, Irena L. Ilic, and Harry Hollander
CHAPTER 10 BETTER LATE THAN NEVER 77Anuradha Ramaswamy, Maytee Boonyapredee, Ramakrishnan Ranganath, Brian J. Harte, and James C. Pile
CHAPTER 11 THINKING INSIDE THE BOX 87Damon M. Kwan, Gurpreet Dhaliwal, and Thomas E. Baudendistel
CHAPTER 12 ARE WE THERE YET? 95Lisa H. Williams, Gregory J. Raugi, Gurpreet Dhaliwal, Sanjay Saint, and Benjamin A. Lipsky
CHAPTER 13 A DISTINGUISHING FEATURE 105Sanjiv J. Shah, Aubrey O. Ingraham, Sandra Y. Chung, and Richard J. Haber
CHAPTER 14 CONSEQUENCES OF MISSED OPPORTUNITIES 113Julia C. Dombrowski, Helen Kao, Natasha Renda, and R. J. Kohlwes
CHAPTER 15 IN SIGHT BUT OUT OF MIND 121Letizia Attala, Adam Tremblay, Giampaolo Corti, Sanjay Saint, and Alessandro Bartoloni
CHAPTER 16 A CHANGE OF HEART 127Jonathan P. Piccini, Adrian F. Hernandez, Louis R. Dibernardo, Joseph G. Rogers, and Gurpreet Dhaliwal
CHAPTER 17 MISSING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES 137Satish Gopal, James C. Pile, and Daniel J. Brotman
CHAPTER 18 A PAIN IN THE BONE 143John Fani Srour, Julia Braza, and Gerald W. Smetana
CHAPTER 19 A DIAGNOSIS OF EXCLUSION 153Iris O. Yung, Thomas E. Baudendistel, and Gurpreet Dhaliwal
CHAPTER 20 MAKING A LIST AND CHECKING IT TWICE 161Satyen Nichani, Sandro Cinti, and Jeffrey H. Barsuk
CHAPTER 21 CAUGHT IN THE WEB: E–DIAGNOSIS 169Yasuharu Tokuda, Makoto Aoki, Saurabh B. Kandpal, and Lawrence M. Tierney Jr.
CHAPTER 22 IN THE FACE OF IT ALL 177Amit Garg, Thomas E. Baudendistel, and Gurpreet Dhaliwal