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Endocarditis, an Uncommon Complication in Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

Case Presentation: A 65‐year‐old man with a medical history significant for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy presented with a 3‐week history of mid‐sternal chest pain, fevers, and sweats. His primary care physician sent him to the emergency department [...]

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Levimasole Induced Thrombotic Vasculopathy

Case Presentation: This is a 58 year old male with no known past medical history was transferred to our facility with a chief complaint of worsening purpura on the bilateral lower extremities, chest, back, face [...]

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A Case of Severe Acute Pancreatitis Secondary to Duodenal Diverticulum

Case Presentation: 72 year old Caucasian man who presented to the emergency department with sudden onset severe upper abdominal pain. Pain radiated to the back, with associated vomiting. No history of alcohol use. Past medical [...]

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Risk Factors for Delirium Transition During an Icu Sleep Quality Improvement Project

Background: Delirium is common in the intensive care unit (ICU) and associated with increased length of stay, cost, and long‐term mortality and cognitive impairment. Disrupted sleep is common in critically ill patients and a potentially [...]

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Training Hospitalists in Communication: Do They Buy It?

Background: Although physicians are increasingly being trained in communication best practices, improving HCAHPS (hospital consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems) patient experience scores remains challenging. As faculty engagement in and resulting adoption of communication [...]

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Stress and Depression Among Medical Students During Four Years in Medical School

Background: Undergraduate medical education is a unique experience with significant time commitment, multiple stressors, and challenges with long lasting personal and professional impact. It has been shown that medical students are vulnerable to certain poor [...]

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Early Impact of the Ipps 1599‐F Medicare Rules Change on Inpatient and Observation Encounters at an Academic Medical Center

Background: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently changed observation and inpatient status determination from a decision based on clinical criteria to one based on time spent under care. Effective October 1, 2013, [...]

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Rising Us Hospital Admissions for Gram+ Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (Absssi)

Background: In an era of healthcare reform, an important priority to reduce costs and produce savings is to decrease and avoid hospital stay since hospital admissions account for a large proportion of healthcare spending. Our [...]

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Site of Hospital Readmission and Mortality: A Population‐Based Retrospective Cohort Study

Background: Unplanned hospital readmission is a complex process, particularly if the patient is readmitted to an acute‐care institution other than their original hospital. This study tested the hypothesis that alternate‐hospital readmission is associated with increased [...]

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Ambulatory Pediatricians Providing Hospital Care: Data from a National Survey

Background: Over the past two decades, pediatric hospitalist programs have become a common part of inpatient care in many health care markets. However, many primary care pediatricians may still include inpatient care in their practices. [...]

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Perception of Communication Frequency and Satisfaction Between Primary Medicine Teams and Nephrology Consultants

Background: The Joint Commission has identified lapses in communication as one of the leading root causes of sentinel events. Although there has been literature published surrounding the handoff of patient information among members of the [...]

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Using a Discharge Readiness Checklist to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions

Background: Preventable readmission for Heart Failure (HF) was estimated to be 27.1%. HF readmission may suggest inadequate treatment during a previous stay. For example, only 50% of patients have complete resolution of their congestive symptoms [...]

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Bed Rest Is Not Always Therapeutic

Background: At an average, about 50% of elderly hospitalized patients experience some kind of complication related to hospitalization. About 23.3% of them are at risk of being unable to return home and require nursing home [...]

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Risk Factors for Potentially Avoidable Readmission in Cancer Patients

Background: Cancer patients are particularly at risk for being readmitted within 30 days after discharge. However, many of these readmissions are either related to elective chemotherapy or are not avoidable. In order to identify the [...]

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A Single Dose of Oritavancin (Ori) Compared to 7‐10 Days of Vancomycin (Van) in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (Absssi): An Analysis of the MRSA Subpopulation in the Solo Non‐Inferiority Studies

Background: ORI is a lipoglycopeptide with rapid bactericidal activity against Gram‐positive bacteria including MRSA. Its concentration‐dependent activity and long half‐life allow for single dose administration. Methods: SOLO I and SOLO II were Phase 3, multicenter, [...]

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