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Abstract Number: 1006

PARANEOPLASTIC CEREBELLAR DEGENERATION WITH NO PRIMARY TUMOR

Case Presentation: An 89 year-old female with hyperlipidemia presented with diplopia, vertigo, and dysarthria. Seven weeks prior to presentation, she developed horizontal diplopia. Four weeks prior, she noted vertigo with no hearing loss, tinnitus, or [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:42:35+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on PARANEOPLASTIC CEREBELLAR DEGENERATION WITH NO PRIMARY TUMOR

Abstract Number: 538

CANCER ASSOCIATED IMMUNE MEDIATED MYOPATHY: HARD TO SAY, HARD TO SWALLOW

Case Presentation: A 69 year-old woman with recently diagnosed endometrial cancer presented with two weeks of dysphagia and progressive upper extremity weakness. On exam she was dysarthric with oral mucous retention and poor dentition; she [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:28:57+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on CANCER ASSOCIATED IMMUNE MEDIATED MYOPATHY: HARD TO SAY, HARD TO SWALLOW

Abstract Number: 434

TREATMENT WITH METHYLNALTREXONE IN PATIENTS WITH OPIOID-INDUCED CONSTIPATION WITH OR WITHOUT ACTIVE CANCER

Background: Subcutaneous (SC) methylnaltrexone (MNTX) is approved for opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adults with chronic noncancer pain and OIC in adults with advanced illness or with active cancer who require opioid dosage escalation for palliative [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:19+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on TREATMENT WITH METHYLNALTREXONE IN PATIENTS WITH OPIOID-INDUCED CONSTIPATION WITH OR WITHOUT ACTIVE CANCER

Abstract Number: 111

INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE AGGRESSIVE END OF LIFE CARE AMONG CANCER PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Background: Aggressive EOL treatments in advanced cancer patients are associated with low-value care and frequently lead to unnecessary hospitalizations. Since 2012, the National Quality Forum (NQF), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and Centers for [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:25+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE AGGRESSIVE END OF LIFE CARE AMONG CANCER PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

HM2017 Abstract Number: 435

AN UNUSUAL CASE OF ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

Case Presentation: An 84 year-old man with a history of diet-controlled diabetes, atrial fibrillation, and MGUS was admitted for back pain and 30 pounds of unintentional weightloss over 3 months.  His wife also reported that [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:32:18+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on AN UNUSUAL CASE OF ALTERED MENTAL STATUS