Bacteremia

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Abstract Number: 799

A CASE OF AEROCOCCUS URINAE BACTEREMIA CAUSING ENDOCARDITIS AND OSTEOMYELITIS

Case Presentation: A 69-year-old man with a past medical history of symptomatic sick sinus syndrome with a permanent pacemaker (PPM), as well as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), initially presented to the hospital with substernal chest [...]

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Abstract Number: 746

A CASE OF E. COLI TRICUSPID VALVE ENDOCARDITIS

Case Presentation: A 64-year-old male with gastric carcinoma and no prior cardiac history presented to the emergency room with altered mental status. On arrival, the patient was tachypneic, hypoxic, hypothermic, tachycardic and hypotensive. Initial investigations [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:34:45+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A CASE OF E. COLI TRICUSPID VALVE ENDOCARDITIS

Abstract Number: 285

REDUCING ANTIBIOTIC USE IN PATIENTS WITH CONTAMINATED BLOOD CULTURES THROUGH A CLINICAL PATHWAY

Background: Using evidence-based clinical pathways has been shown to improve mortality in patients with staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. However, little is known if these pathways can decrease antibiotic use as a means of antibiotic stewardship in [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:43+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on REDUCING ANTIBIOTIC USE IN PATIENTS WITH CONTAMINATED BLOOD CULTURES THROUGH A CLINICAL PATHWAY

Abstract Number: 142

TIME COURSE OF SERUM HEPCIDIN-25 LEVELS AND FERROKINETIC PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH BACTEREMIA

Background: Hepcidin-25 is a liver-derived peptide hormone that regulates iron homeostasis in humans. Recent studies have suggested that it also plays a key role in host-pathogen interface. Iron is essential for the survival and growth [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:09+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on TIME COURSE OF SERUM HEPCIDIN-25 LEVELS AND FERROKINETIC PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH BACTEREMIA

HM2018 Abstract Number: 342

LOW PROCALCITONIN CAN EFFECTIVELY RULE OUT BACTEREMIA

Background: Blood stream infection is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Blood cultures are considered the gold standard for diagnosing bacteremia in sepsis patients. However, blood culture results may take at least 12 to 24 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:00+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Research, Translating Research into Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on LOW PROCALCITONIN CAN EFFECTIVELY RULE OUT BACTEREMIA

HM2018 Abstract Number: 641

THE STORY OF A CATWOMAN: IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN CIRRHOSIS AND PASTEURELLA

Case Presentation: The patient is a 67 years old female with Hepatitis C and alcoholic liver cirrhosis, HCC, atrial fibrillation who presented to the ED with fever, chills and altered mental status. Per husband, the [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:17:36+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on THE STORY OF A CATWOMAN: IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN CIRRHOSIS AND PASTEURELLA

HM2018 Abstract Number: 180

ETIOLOGY AND RATES OF INFECTION IN A COHORT OF FEBRILE NEONATES

Background: The clinical evaluation of febrile neonates ≤ 60 days has been extensively debated in the age of doing less invasive testing to yield the same clinical outcomes with fewer complications. Rates of serious bacterial [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:17:26+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on ETIOLOGY AND RATES OF INFECTION IN A COHORT OF FEBRILE NEONATES

HM2018 Abstract Number: 441

OH MYROIDES! : AN UNIQUE PRESENTATION OF MDR-MYROIDES BACTEREMIA

Case Presentation: 63-year-old male with past medical history of diabetes mellitus complicated by neuropathy, hypertension and recurrent UTIs presented with 1 week history of nausea, decreased oral intake and malaise. He endorsed dysuria and left [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:04:22+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on OH MYROIDES! : AN UNIQUE PRESENTATION OF MDR-MYROIDES BACTEREMIA

HM2018 Abstract Number: 284

Predicting bacteremia in hospitalized patients: an analysis of Electronic Health Record data

Background: Blood cultures are frequently ordered in hospitalized patients, often to work up undifferentiated fever or leukocytosis. This leads to low rates of positive cultures and high burden of false positive results resulting in avoidable [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:02+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on Predicting bacteremia in hospitalized patients: an analysis of Electronic Health Record data

HM2018 Abstract Number: 149

Serum hepcidin-25 levels reflect the presence of bacteremia in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Background: Hepcidin-25 is a liver-derived key peptide hormone that regulates iron homeostasis in humans. Recent studies have suggested that hepcidin also play a key role in host-defense mechanism. Iron is essential for the survival and [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:54:17+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on Serum hepcidin-25 levels reflect the presence of bacteremia in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome

HM2017 Abstract Number: 542

A SECOND LOOK AT STREP SANGUINIS AND THE COLON

Case Presentation: An 88 year old man with a history of severe aortic stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve replacement and unprovoked pulmonary embolism (on lifetime warfarin) presented with four days of lethargy and weakness. He [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:22:48+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on A SECOND LOOK AT STREP SANGUINIS AND THE COLON

HM2017 Abstract Number: 417

THE BACTEREMIC COLD

Case Presentation: A 26-year-old woman with no PMH presented to the emergency department (ED) with persistent fever for six days. Patient had dry cough and low grade fevers with one spike to 40oC. After four [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:33:57+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on THE BACTEREMIC COLD

HM2017 Abstract Number: 323

CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI BACTEREMIA IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENT

Case Presentation: A 56-year-old man presented with one day of high fevers to 104°F, myalgias, and non-productive cough. His past medical history is significant for polycystic liver disease leading to liver transplant, and metastatic neuroendocrine [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:41:43+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI BACTEREMIA IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENT

HM2016 Abstract Number: 777

Cat Got Your Tongue?: An Unusual Case of Pasteurella Multocida Bacteremia in an Immunocompetent Patient

Case Presentation: A 56 year old Caucasian male presented to the ED with left tongue swelling. His symptoms started 3 days prior with left neck and facial pain, and he had gone to an ENT [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Cat Got Your Tongue?: An Unusual Case of Pasteurella Multocida Bacteremia in an Immunocompetent Patient

HM2016 Abstract Number: 642

Lactobacillus Jensenii, an Unlikely Pathogen Causing Pyelonephritis and Baceteremia in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report

Case Presentation: 54 y.o female with a pmh of DM and HTN presented with 3 days of fever, chills and left flank discomfort. The patient reported the pain to be indolent in onset, dull and [...]

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HM2016 Abstract Number: 639

The Madness of King Elizabeth: A Case of Elizabethkingia Meningoseptica Bacteremia

Case Presentation: A 72-year-old man with a history of severe COPD presented to the ER with 2 weeks of shortness of breath and productive cough. He denied sick contacts, hospitalizations, antibiotic use, or travel. On [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on The Madness of King Elizabeth: A Case of Elizabethkingia Meningoseptica Bacteremia

HM2016 Abstract Number: 589

Brucellosis–A “Cheesy” Infection

Case Presentation: A 39 y/o Hispanic man presented with 1 week of fever, headache, photophobia, and mild confusion. His complaints and physical examination were consistent with possible meningitis, so empiric treatment with vancomycin, ceftriaxone and [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Brucellosis–A “Cheesy” Infection