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dermatology hospitalist

Lauren K Biesbroeck, Michi M Shinohara
Dermatology consultation can improve diagnostic accuracy in the hospitalized patient with cutaneous disease. Dermatology consultation can streamline and improve treatment plans, and potentially lead to cost savings. Dermatology consultants can be a valuable resource for education for trainees, patients, and families. Inpatient consultative dermatology spans a breadth of conditions, including inflammatory dermatoses,infectious processes, adverse medication reactions, and neoplastic disorders, many of which can be diagnosed based on dermatologic examination alone, but when necessary, bedside skin biopsies can contribute important diagnostic information...
November 2015: Medical Clinics of North America
Nina K Hansra, Kanade Shinkai, Lindy P Fox
Ethical issues commonly arise in inpatient dermatology consultations. We describe the case of an inpatient suffering from a severe, undiagnosable skin condition that raises key principles of medical ethics. The four principles include autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. Ethical situations faced by inpatient dermatologists are similar to those experienced by medicine hospitalists, as compared with outpatient dermatologists, given the unique clinical setting in which inpatient dermatology is practiced...
September 2012: Clinics in Dermatology
Rokea el-Azhary, Roger H Weenig, Lawrence E Gibson
BACKGROUND: The active and continuous presence of dermatologists in hospitals has undergone continued involution over the past two decades. Our patient-centered, value-based dermatology hospitalist model describes an efficient system for the integration of the dermatologist in the hospital treatment team. METHODS: We describe five difficult inpatient cases to illustrate the value of dermatology intervention and clinical pathologic correlation in facilitating timely diagnosis and treatment...
December 2012: International Journal of Dermatology
Lindy P Fox
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2007: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
M Moehrle, H Breuninger, A Taïeb, A De Mascarel, B Vergier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2007: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
M Kingston
Data were prospectively recorded on 1294 consecutive patients admitted to a General Medical Unit at the Gold Coast Hospital to review the caseload and pre-requisite professional skills of a general physician working as a full-time hospitalist. Based on this review, the general physician hospitalist must possess expertise in the management of common medical conditions and comorbidities, uncommon medical conditions, elderly patients, the seriously ill, the terminally ill, psychiatric patients, surgical patients and patients with dermatologic, ophthalmic and gynaecological problems...
May 2005: Internal Medicine Journal
S Prodanovich, R S Kirsner, F A Kerdel
Currently, only a minority of dermatologists participate in the primary hospital care of patients with severe skin disease. However, an opportunity exists to alter this course. We believe the current course is a detriment to our specialty, and as a specialists we should provide the care for the full spectrum of dermatologic diseases. Moreover, by not delivering complete dermatology care, our specialty also stands to lose respect from both our patients and peers. Our experience at UM suggests that the creation of a cadre of dermatology hospitalists at selected academic medical centers would allow improved patient hospital care, education, and research...
October 2001: Dermatologic Clinics
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