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HM2018 Abstract Number: 497

An Unnecessary Procedure in a Sickle Cell Patient with Acute Chest Syndrome

Case Presentation: A 28-year-old woman with sickle cell disease and chronic pain who required inpatient care several times yearly presented with worsening nausea, emesis and uncontrolled pain to the emergency department (ED). Symptoms were typical [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:43:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on An Unnecessary Procedure in a Sickle Cell Patient with Acute Chest Syndrome

HM2018 Abstract Number: 734

A STROKE MISDIAGNOSED: A CASE OF FAMILIAL CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISESASE REVEALED

Case Presentation: A 68 year-old male with hypertension and bipolar disorder presented with a 3-week history of memory deficits, weight loss, and increasing irritability. Exam revealed disorientation, dysarthria, and left sided weakness. MRI was suggestive [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:24:48+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on A STROKE MISDIAGNOSED: A CASE OF FAMILIAL CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISESASE REVEALED

HM2017 Abstract Number: 482

PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM MASQUERADING AS NECROTIZING FASCIITIS: STEPPING AWAY FROM COGNITIVE SHORTCUTS

Case Presentation: A 28-year old healthy female was admitted seven days post-operatively following Cesarean section for abdominal wound complications. On admission, she was septic; her scar was tender and erythematous with surrounding purple discoloration. Within [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:28:54+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM MASQUERADING AS NECROTIZING FASCIITIS: STEPPING AWAY FROM COGNITIVE SHORTCUTS

HM2016 Abstract Number: 621

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover; a Case of Anchoring Bias

Case Presentation: A 75-year-old man with diabetes mellitus and recently detected pancreatic “cancer” presented with abdominal pain, vomiting and significant weight loss.  Two weeks prior he presented to another hospital with laboratory values indicating obstructive [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover; a Case of Anchoring Bias

HM2016 Abstract Number: 879

Sepsis Masked by Initial Trauma Presentation: A Case Illustrating Physician Bias

Case Presentation: A 36-year old-white female originally presented to the emergency department (ED) per ambulance as a trauma patient after being found down earlier that evening at home. Initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score was [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Sepsis Masked by Initial Trauma Presentation: A Case Illustrating Physician Bias