A Rare Cause of Ascites: Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Case Presentation: A 70‐year‐old male with hypothyroidism, BPH, and alcohol dependence in the past presented to the hospital with a 3‐month history of weight loss (35 pounds), anorexia, and abdominal distention for 2 weeks. He [...]

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Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver Presenting in a Young Man with Fever and Abdominal Pain

Case Presentation: A 24‐year‐old man with no medical history presented with 2 weeks of intermittent night sweats and 2 days of crampy right upper quadrant abdominal pain without other associated symptoms. He denied any history [...]

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Isolated Pulmonic Valve Endocarditis: Missed Opportunities

Case Presentation: A 58‐year‐old man was admitted with a 5‐day history of shortness of breath, cough, and weakness. His medical history was remarkable for an 8‐month course of recurrent pneumonia and intermittent fevers He had [...]

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Acute Purulent Pericarditis Presenting as Cardiac Tamponade: An Unusual Complication of Pneumococcal Pneumonia in the Postantibiotic Era

Case Presentation: A 56‐year‐old female with a history of arthritis initially presented to the emergency room (ER) with progressive weakness, dyspnea, and chest pain. She also reported recent fever and cough, which had resolved spontaneously. [...]

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Flying under the Radar: Community‐Acquired Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Necrotizing Pneumonia in HIV Patients

Case Presentation: A 54‐year‐old man with HIV presented with 2 weeks of flulike illness and 1 day of fever, dyspnea, and pleuritic chest pain. He had a recent CD4 count of 385/mm3, an undetectable viral [...]

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Cannot Swallow and Losing Weight — What Next …

Case Presentation: A 19‐year‐old African American male presented with 50‐pound of weight loss and poor appetite for 2 months. He reported difficulty in swallowing both solids and liquids. He experienced anterior and lower chest pain [...]

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To Bleed or Not to Bleed: What Is the Factor?

Case Presentation: An SQ‐year‐old man sustained a large retroperitoneal bleed after a fall. He required transfusion of 13 units of packed red blood cells for continued bleeding. He was found to have an isolated elevation [...]

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Discharge‐a‐Doozi; An Ethical Quagmire

Case Presentation: John Doe (J.D.) is a 61‐year‐old undocumented man of African descent with no previous medical care admitted to our institution with renal failure and acute onset of bilateral lower‐extremity weakness. He was diagnosed [...]

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A 42‐Year‐Old Woman with Recurrent Pneumothoraces and Dyspnea

Case Presentation: A 42‐year‐old woman with a history of asthma presented to her primary care physician with acute onsel of shortness of breath, chest discomfort and productive cough. She was diagnosed with bronchitis, but with [...]

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Multiorgan Disease — A Frequently Missed Cause of Hematochezia

Case Presentation: A 76‐year‐old woman presented with a 1‐day history of bloody bowel movements and syncope. She also noted weakness and lower abdominal pain but denied nausea or vomiting. She had been constipated for the [...]

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Predictors of Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment Success in Severe Clostridium difficile–AssociatedDisease

Background: Clostridium difficile–associated disease (CDAD) is the most common cause of health care–associated infectious diarrhea. The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented increase in CDAD incidence, fatality rate, and resistance to metronidazole. catalyzing the search [...]

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Sleep in Older Hospitalized Patients: Effects of Disruptions and Perceived Control

Background: Better sleep is associated with improved cognition, mood, and physical health in older adults. Despite the potential health benefits, obtaining quality sleep when hospitalized has been described as difficult. Additionally, perceived control may be [...]

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A Nurse‐Pharmacist‐Led Medication Reconciliation Process

Background: Medication reconciliation (med rec) is an active process, occurring at transition points in care, whereby medications received by the patient prior to the transition are reviewed and considered when developing the next medication regimen. [...]

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Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Teamwork on Hospital Medicine Units Indicates Weaknesses in Cohesiveness, Communication, Role Clarity, and Goal Clarity

Background: Highly functional teams require cohesiveness, communication, role clarity, and goal clarity. Although in patient physicians and nurses may ideologically agree on the importance of teamwork, weaknesses in these domains may still exist. To understand [...]

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