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DOES EARLY ENDOSCOPY IMPROVE MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE NON-VARICEAL GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING

Background: Initial management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) aims towards aggressive fluid resuscitation to maintain hemodynamic stability. Existing evidence regarding benefit of early endoscopy is unclear with some studies suggesting mortality benefits and some [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:15:12+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Consultative Medicine, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on DOES EARLY ENDOSCOPY IMPROVE MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE NON-VARICEAL GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING

LENGTH OF SURVIVAL AFTER VENTILATOR WITHDRAWAL IN AN URBAN MINORITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Background: Vent withdrawal (VW) is a procedure offered when an intubated patient fails to demonstrate meaningful recovery, the patient is not likely to survive given the extent or burden of underlying medical conditions, or patient's [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:10:46+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Consultative Medicine, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on LENGTH OF SURVIVAL AFTER VENTILATOR WITHDRAWAL IN AN URBAN MINORITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

PULMONARY NOCARDIOSIS IN A PUBLIC HOSPITAL: 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Background: Nocardiosis is a rare but potentially severe infection that can affect the immunocompromised as well as the immunocompetent population. It presents as a localized or disseminated infection, most commonly introduced through the respiratory trac. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:09:21+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Consultative Medicine, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on PULMONARY NOCARDIOSIS IN A PUBLIC HOSPITAL: 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE