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Developing Hospitalist Leaders: The Hospitalist Training Program Leaders Track

Background: Hospitalists are increasingly taking on leadership roles in hospitals, health systems, and hospital medicine groups. As more hospitalists pursue careers as leaders in medicine, development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes should be incorporated [...]

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Cerebral Venous Thrombosis in Sickle Cell Trait — a Rare Entity

Case Presentation: Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare type of cerebrovascular disease affecting about 5 people per million and accounts for 0.5% of all strokes. It is a challenging condition because of the variability of [...]

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Acute Renal Failure in a Young Healthy Male

Case Presentation: A 20‐year‐old healthy man with no significant medical history presented to the emergency department with multiple episodes of watery, bilious, nonbloody vomiting associated with nausea and poor oral intake for 3 days. He [...]

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Beware Postoperative Fever

Case Presentation: A 56‐year‐old woman with hypothyroidism and recurrent laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma underwent an uncomplicated total laryngectomy, modified neck dissection, and subtotal thyroidectomy. On postoperative day 10, she developed sudden‐onset abdominal pain, nausea, and [...]

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Another Differential for Wide QRS Complex

Case Presentation: A 74‐year‐old woman with a medical history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation presented to the preoperative clinic for optimization prior to her right hip replacement surgery. She [...]

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Invisible Hacek Endocarditis of Native Valves

Case Presentation: A 43‐year‐old man presented with 5 days of fever. The patient's history began in childhood when he was told he had a heart murmur. He was in his usual state of good health [...]

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Magic Syndrome with Vision‐Threatening Keratitis

Case Presentation: A 24‐year‐old white man presented to our hospital with ulcerative skin lesions and scleritis. He had a history of relapsing polychondritis (RP) that was diagnosed 3 years back and was well controlled for [...]

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Renal Failure: Another Potential Risk of Ppi Therapy

Case Presentation: A 64‐year‐old man with coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, and stage 3 chronic kidney disease (baseline creatinine, 1.7) was admitted for worsening renal failure noted routinely (creatinine 6.2, BUN 70). His only [...]

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Purple Urine Bag: A Case Report and Literature Review

Case Presentation: An 84‐year‐old white woman was admitted for fracture of her right hip. She underwent hemiarthroplasty and was transferred to the rehabilitation unit. It was noted that the patient's urine bag was turning purple [...]

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An Indolent Case of Av Endocarditis: Heuristics and Mindfulness Over Matter

Case Presentation: A 29‐year‐old woman with a medical history of “heart murmur” and remote anxiety diagnosis presented to the ER with a 10‐day history of fever/chills (103°F–104°F), fatigue, and shortness of breath. The patient denied [...]

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The Worm in the Apple

Case Presentation: A 30‐year‐old woman was admitted with fever and headache. On physical examination temperature was 101.5°F; the jolt accentuation test was positive. Routine laboratory studies and head CT were normal. CSF analysis showed 220 [...]

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Steakhouse Syndrome

Case Presentation: A 57‐year‐old man presented to the emergency room with complaints of dysphagia and midsternal chest discomfort after he ate a big lump of steak and felt it stuck in his throat. Chest discomfort [...]

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Holy Bullae, Batman! the Case of the Vanishing Lung

Case Presentation: A 56‐year‐old African American man presented to the emergency room complaining of shortness of breath, wheezing, and productive cough with yellowish sputum. His symptoms began acutely 1 day prior to presentation and were [...]

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A Less Than Benign Case of Cholesteatoma

Case Presentation: A 56‐year‐old woman presented to the emergency room with left ear pain with sanguineous drainage for 2 days. She had a history of biopsy‐proven benign left ear mass 1 year prior, but was [...]

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