Hospital Medicine 2017

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“AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH”: A RARE SERIES OF COMPLICATIONS OF A COMMON DISEASE

Case Presentation: A 14-year-old male with a 1½-month history of recurrent otitis media presented with intermittent headaches, emesis and a 20lb weight loss. General appearance significant for new onset strabismus. One month prior to presentation, [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:15:52+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Clinical Vignette Abstracts, Pediatric|Comments Off on “AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH”: A RARE SERIES OF COMPLICATIONS OF A COMMON DISEASE

“CAP” IT AT 5 DAYS: IMPLEMENTATION OF A HOUSE STAFF-LED PNEUMONIA ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

Background: Pneumonia is the fourth most common cause of hospital admissions in the United States and the eighth most expensive condition, accounting for over $9.5 billion annually in inpatient costs alone. Multiple clinical trials have [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:01:50+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Oral Presentations|Comments Off on “CAP” IT AT 5 DAYS: IMPLEMENTATION OF A HOUSE STAFF-LED PNEUMONIA ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

“GERIATRICIZING HOSPITALISTS”: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO A GERIATRICS FELLOWSHIP

Background: There is a critical shortage of Geriatricians in the United States and we are reaching a crisis nationwide without enough trained physicians to care for our rising Geriatric population. We are experiencing a “Silver [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:16:49+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Geriatrics, Innovations Abstracts|Comments Off on “GERIATRICIZING HOSPITALISTS”: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO A GERIATRICS FELLOWSHIP

“IS IT SIMPLY TOO MUCH ANTIDIURETIC HORMONE?”: A CASE OF HYPONATREMIA WITH MIXED ETIOLOGY

Case Presentation: A 75 year-old male presented to the hospital with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness for two weeks. He also endorsed a gradual onset of generalized weakness, and decreased oral intake over the [...]

By | 2017-04-20T15:49:29+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on “IS IT SIMPLY TOO MUCH ANTIDIURETIC HORMONE?”: A CASE OF HYPONATREMIA WITH MIXED ETIOLOGY

“MURMUR” TO US: A SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED DATA ACQUISITION AND ALERT GENERATION ON THE WARDS

Background: Rich sources of data are available in hospitals, but are often housed in different systems. These include electronic health records (EHRs), physician scheduling software, and existing tools that can be used to electronically contact [...]

By | 2017-04-20T14:30:41+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Plenary Presentations|Comments Off on “MURMUR” TO US: A SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED DATA ACQUISITION AND ALERT GENERATION ON THE WARDS

“RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND:” IMPLEMENTING A HAND HYGIENE PLEDGE TO IMPACT SAFETY CULTURE

Background: Hospital-associated infections are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, and are frequently preventable with careful attention to appropriate hand hygiene (HH).  Unfortunately, HH rates among healthcare providers are often unacceptably low. Driving complex [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:17:53+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Patient Safety|Comments Off on “RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND:” IMPLEMENTING A HAND HYGIENE PLEDGE TO IMPACT SAFETY CULTURE

“BECAUSE THEY SAID SO I GUESS”: EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF OLDER ADULTS’ DECISION-MAKING REGARDING POST-ACUTE CARE OPTIONS

Background: Hospitalized older adults are increasingly referred to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for post-acute care following hospitalization. However, whether hospitalized older adults are enabled to make high-quality decisions about different post-acute care options is unclear. [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on “BECAUSE THEY SAID SO I GUESS”: EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF OLDER ADULTS’ DECISION-MAKING REGARDING POST-ACUTE CARE OPTIONS

“CAN’T SEED, CAN’T PEE, CAN’T CLIMB A TREE”: A CASE OF NEUROSARCOID ASSOCIATED MYELOPATHY

Case Presentation: A 42-year-old male with a history of T2DM, subacute bilateral LE weakness and paresthesia presented with UTI, urinary retention and anejaculation. One month prior to admission the patient was taken to the ED [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on “CAN’T SEED, CAN’T PEE, CAN’T CLIMB A TREE”: A CASE OF NEUROSARCOID ASSOCIATED MYELOPATHY

36 YEAR OLD FEMALE WITH HYPERCALCEMIA SECONDARY TO IMMUNE RECONSTITUTION INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME

Case Presentation: A 36 year-old African-American female with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) was admitted to a community hospital with hypercalcemia and acute kidney injury (AKI). She recently was diagnosed with HIV/AIDs with diffuse [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:18:45+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on 36 YEAR OLD FEMALE WITH HYPERCALCEMIA SECONDARY TO IMMUNE RECONSTITUTION INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME

A BRAIN-WRACKING CASE OF ENCEPHALITIS

Case Presentation: Mr. L, a 37-year-old Native American man with alcohol abuse disorder presented to the emergency room with sub-acute development over two days of ataxia, bilateral lower extremity paralysis and loss of sensation below [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:20:49+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on A BRAIN-WRACKING CASE OF ENCEPHALITIS

A CASE OF A SPONTANEOUS BLEED

Case Presentation: 69-year-old male with history of cirrhosis from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, and diabetes presents to hospital for abdominal pain and weakness. Before the onset of symptoms earlier in the day, he [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:21:16+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on A CASE OF A SPONTANEOUS BLEED

A CASE OF ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME (ARDS) FROM PULMONARY NOCARDIA OTITIDISCAVIARUM

Case Presentation: A 55 year old male with past medical history significant for congestive heart failure, severe persistent asthma and eosinophilic pneumonia on chronic prednisone and status post bronchial thermoplasty presented with fever, cough, shortness [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:21:55+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on A CASE OF ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME (ARDS) FROM PULMONARY NOCARDIA OTITIDISCAVIARUM