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‘Dark cloud before a thunderstorm’- A tricky diagnosis of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

Case Presentation: A 58 year old female with past medical history of microcytic hypochromic anemia and thrombocytosis presented with progressive abdominal distention and pedal edema of 5 months duration. There was no significant history of [...]

By | 2019-03-11T16:20:34+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on ‘Dark cloud before a thunderstorm’- A tricky diagnosis of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

A LESS INVASIVE MODIFICATION TO THE BEDSIDE PARACENTESIS FOR HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK FOR BLEEDING COMPLICATIONS

Background: Paracentesis is a commonly performed bedside procedure in hospitalized patients. It is often necessary for patients who are taking anticoagulant therapies and/or have disorders of hemostasis. Concerns about bleeding complications often lead to care [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:09:49+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A LESS INVASIVE MODIFICATION TO THE BEDSIDE PARACENTESIS FOR HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK FOR BLEEDING COMPLICATIONS

Characterizing the Safety of Paracentesis in Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis and Ascites from 2004-2012 in the United States

Background: Paracentesis is associated with decreased mortality in patients with advanced liver disease. The prevalence of paracentesis related complications is not well characterized, but prior studies suggest improved safety outcomes when ultrasound guidance is employed.  [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Characterizing the Safety of Paracentesis in Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis and Ascites from 2004-2012 in the United States

PERITONITIS: SUSPECT BUT VERIFY

Case Presentation: A 40-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh with a history of uveitis presented to the emergency department for evaluation of abdominal pain. He first developed fevers 10 days prior to admission, when he was visiting [...]

By | 2017-04-20T15:56:59+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on PERITONITIS: SUSPECT BUT VERIFY

UNUSUAL CAUSE OF MALIGNANCY-RELATED ASCITES IN A PATIENT WITH A REMOTE HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER

Case Presentation: A 71 year-old female presented to the emergency department with six weeks of worsening nausea and emesis. Her symptoms were associated with anorexia, 10-pound unintentional weight loss, and urinary incontinence. Past medical history [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:53+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on UNUSUAL CAUSE OF MALIGNANCY-RELATED ASCITES IN A PATIENT WITH A REMOTE HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER

Where’s the Fat? A Challenging Case of Recurrent Ascites of Unclear Etiology

Case Presentation: A 75 year-old man with recently diagnosed bladder cancer presented with fever and dyspnea, one month after a laparoscopic cystectomy, radical prostatectomy, lymph node dissection, and urinary diversion via ileal conduit. On arrival, [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:49:31+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on Where’s the Fat? A Challenging Case of Recurrent Ascites of Unclear Etiology