Erik DeLue

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Back pain

Back pain I. Problem / Condition. Back pain is a challenging condition for hospitalists to treat given the usual chronicity of the disease and the episodic nature of care that is inherent with our specialty. Further, while back pain is extremely common, it rarely is a diagnosis that warrants hospitalization. However, the practitioner must recognize…

Weakness; Systemic

I. Problem/Condition. Systemic weakness is a common complaint found by the hospitalist on a complete review of systems. Less often, it may be the primary presenting complaint that warrants the patient’s admission to the hospital. It is important for the clinician to have a firm understanding of the definition of weakness and its etiology because…

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