Jennifer Cowart

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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…

Peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease I. What every physician needs to know. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition of blood vessels that result in narrowing of arteries and diminished perfusion to the tissues supplying the brain, visceral organs and limbs. This chapter primarily discusses lower extremity PAD. PAD and peripheral vascular disease are used interchangeably. PAD…

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