Bilateral Nonarteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy in the ICU

Case Presentation: A 66‐year‐old smoker, hypertensive, diabetic male was admitted to the ICU with MSSA pneumonia resulting in severe septic shock with ventilator‐dependent respiratory failure and multiple organ failure. Subsequently, he developed acute, painless, bilateral [...]

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A Keen Eye on “Sweet Urine“: Fanconi‐Like Syndrome Related to Ifosfamide

Case Presentation: A 58‐year‐old male with history of extraskeletal osteosarcoma treated with left nephrectomy, splenectomy, and partial resection of stomach, pancreas, and colon was admitted for febrile neutropenia. History was remarkable for recent chemotherapy treatment [...]

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A Case of Fungus Ball in the Brain

Case Presentation: A 37‐year‐old nondiabetic Hispanic male with past medical history of seizure disorder and intravenous drug abuse (IVDA) was brought to the hospital with altered mental status. For the past 2 days, he had [...]

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Can't See, Can't Pee, Can't Stand Like Me

Case Presentation: A 47‐year‐old Taiwanese male without significant past medical history presented with complaints of dizziness, decreased urination, and diarrhea. On exam he was noted to be markedly orthostatic. The abdomen was slightly distended. After [...]

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“Make It Stop!“: A Rare Cause of Profuse Diarrhea

Case Presentation: A 45‐year‐old male was transferred from an outside hospital for evaluation of chronic diarrhea of unclear etiology. He had 6 weeks of profuse, painless, watery diarrbea up to 6L/day at its peak, associated [...]

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Interdisciplinary Problem Solving: Including Lawyers on the Health Care Team

Case Presentation: A 10‐year‐old African American girl known to have asthma and followed by her pediatrician for The disease presenTed To our emergency department (ED) in January with an acute exacerbation of asthma. After appropriate [...]

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The Lesions Are Skin Deep

Case Presentation: A 51‐year‐old male with history of diastolic heart failure, hypertension, MRSA bacteremia, and schizophrenia presented with desquamation of the skin that was initially a diffuse, pustular dermatitis of the body sparing the genitalia [...]

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Bilateral Renal Infarction: A Case Report and Literature Review

Case Presentation: A 34‐year‐old female with a history of MVP, 2 weeks postpartum, presented with left flank pain associated with nausea and vomiting. She did not take any medications and denied smoking or drug use. [...]

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Resistant Hypertensive Urgency Secondary to Surreptitious Noncompliance: A Case Report

Case Presentation: A 32‐year‐old African American male was referred from a corrections facility with severe uncontrolled hypertension for 2 weeks despite being on a regimen of 7 antihypertensive medications. He complained of persistent bitemporal headaches [...]

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Resuscitation Outcomes in Hospitalized Functionally Dependent Nursing Home Patients

Background: The relationship between functional status and outcomes following in‐hospital cardiac arrest is not well described. We hypothesized that decreased functional status would correlate with worse outcomes following in‐hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We further theorized [...]

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Clinical Characteristics of Infective Endocarditis in Hemodialysis Versus Nonhemodialysis Patients

Background: Infective endocarditis (IE) has been recognized as a complication of hemodialysis (HD) since 1966. The incidence is estimated to be 308 per 100.000 patients year, which is 50‐ to 180‐fold higher than the 1.7‐6.2 [...]

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Effect of Providing a USB Syllabus on Resident Reading of Landmark Articles

Background: Hospitalists play an increasing role in resident education. The acquisition of new knowledge is a primary goal of residency training. Retrieving and retaining influential primary and secondary medical literature can be challenging for house [...]

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Obesity and Duration of Hospital Stay with Pneumonia

Background: Obesity has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In addition to that it has been noted to increase the duration of hospital stay and also readmissions for overall admissions. We wanted to find [...]

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A Dedicated Preoperative Medical Consultation Service May Shorten Length of Hospitalization among Medically Complex Surgical Patients

Background: Perioperative medicine platforms (PMPs) are being adopted by many hospitals and HMOs. Despite a growing body of evidence around pre operative medical optimization, the full impact of a dedicated preoperative consultation service on patient [...]

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A Mobile Computer‐Assisted Education System to Promote Smoking Cessation for Hospitalized Patients

Background: Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, Most interventions for hospitalized smokers have used some combination of physician advice to quit, behavioral counseling, and self‐help materials including booklets, [...]

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