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Diabetic Striatopathy: An Uncommon Cause of Hemiparesis

Case Presentation: A 59‐year‐old African American woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus presented with left‐sided weakness and dysarthria for 18 hours. Her medical history was significant for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease with bypass surgery [...]

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A Case Report of Gastrointestinal Graft‐Versus‐Host Disease Following Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Case Presentation: A 54 year‐old man with a history of multiple myeloma presented with ten weeks of nausea and vomiting with associated anorexia and a 50‐pound weight loss. His symptoms began five days after receiving [...]

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Doege — (Potter) the Bullet with a Knife

Case Presentation: An 88 year‐old Hispanic man with non‐insulin dependent diabetes, whose oral anti‐hyperglycemic agents were discontinued a week prior to admission due to hypoglycemia, re‐presented with hypoglycemia. He also reported progressive fatigue and poor [...]

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Preparedness for Discharge: A Comparison of Two Measures in Predicting Readmission

Background: Reducing hospital readmissions has been the focus of much attention recently. Patients who readmitted may have been ill‐prepared for discharge. One measure of preparedness has been endorsed by the National Quality Forum, but other [...]

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Understanding the Role of Physician Attire on Patient Perception: A Systematic Review

Background: The patient‐physician relationship is complex, often infused with a number of intangible factors. Several studies have reported that physician attire may be an important and modifiable determinant of a patient’s trust, confidence and satisfaction [...]

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Recurrent Pancreatitis Following Inactivated Influenza Vaccination

Background: Acute pancreatitis as a complication of vaccinations has been described for measles, mumps, rubella and others but none has been described for the inactivated influenza vaccine. We present a case of recurrent episodes of [...]

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What Are Interns Doing on Their Post‐Call Day?

Background: While an increasing literature describes and assesses resident work activities in the hospital, no data focus on the post‐call day. On this day, interns are responsible for managing diagnostic and treatment plans for a [...]

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Survival from Non‐Traumatic Out‐of‐Hospital Cardiac Arrest Is Worse on Weekends Compared with Weekdays: A Report from the 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample

Background: In the United States, survival in patients experiencing out‐of‐hospital cardiac arrest varies significantly between and within hospitals. Many studies have shown less favorable outcomes for cardiovascular disease entities on weekends relative to weekdays. We [...]

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Stroke Prophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation Is Underutilized‐ an Academic Medical Center Experience

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents one of the leading diagnoses for hospitalized patients and is a common cause of cardioembolic stroke. Patients with AF are five times more likely to have a stroke than those [...]

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Low Regular Use of Practices to Prevent Healthcare‐Associated Infection Despite the High Degree of Perceived Strength of Evidence: A National Study in Japan

Background: No studies in Japan have described the perceived strength of evidence supporting practices to prevent common healthcare‐associated infections and the actual use of these practices. In the current study, we conducted a nationwide survey [...]

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Implications of Anxiety, Depression, Poor Health Literacy and Caregivers Burden, on Thirty Day Hospital Readmission Rates in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure (Chf)

Background: CHF is the most common cause of hospital admission in the Medicare population. CMS has instituted policies penalizing Hospitals that have a high readmission rate. This has lead institution to focus on methods to [...]

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The Incidence of Hospital‐Acquired Anemia and Its Impact in a Teaching Hospital

Background: Hospital‐acquired anemia(HAA) is associated with worse health status, higher hospitalization rates, increased length of stay, need for blood transfusions, greater medical costs, lower quality of life, and higher mortality. Therefore, there has been a [...]

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The Accuracy of Identification of Patients with Pneumonia Through Administrative Data and Impact of Clinical Reclassification on Readmission Rates

Background: In October 2012, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program allowed CMS to reduce payments to hospitals with excess 30‐day re‐hospitalization rates for patients discharged after a hospitalization for pneumonia. As such, the accuracy of identification [...]

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Tackling Effective Life‐Long Learning: Comparing Acp Smart Medicine to Other Point of Care Resources

Background: Point of care resources have become readily available making it potentially possible to make clinical decisions at the bedside with the best evidence‐based medicine. Several factors are important when selecting a decision‐supporting source; these [...]

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30‐Day Readmission Related Patient Satisfaction

Background: Improving patient satisfaction and reducing hospital readmissions are both considered important quality improvement goals. However, the relationship between 30‐day readmission and patient satisfaction is not well understood. For example, it is unknown if low [...]

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