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“AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH”: A RARE SERIES OF COMPLICATIONS OF A COMMON DISEASE

Case Presentation: A 14-year-old male with a 1½-month history of recurrent otitis media presented with intermittent headaches, emesis and a 20lb weight loss. General appearance significant for new onset strabismus. One month prior to presentation, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T16:32:17+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Clinical Vignette Abstracts, Pediatric|Comments Off on “AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH”: A RARE SERIES OF COMPLICATIONS OF A COMMON DISEASE

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

IS PICC LINE RELATED THROMBOEMBOLISM ASSOCIATED WITH ABO BLOOD GROUP? RESULTS OF CASE-CONTROL STUDY

Background: Peripherally inserted peripheral catheter (PICC) use is associated with many complications including line related thromboembolism. Several studies and meta- analyses confirmed the increased risk to develop venous thromboembolism in non-O blood group patients. We [...]

By | 2017-04-26T01:13:32+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on IS PICC LINE RELATED THROMBOEMBOLISM ASSOCIATED WITH ABO BLOOD GROUP? RESULTS OF CASE-CONTROL STUDY

LONG-TERM CARE PATIENTS WITH PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY (PEG) TUBE: REASONS FOR RE-HOSPITALIZATIONS.

Background: Over 160,000 PEG placement procedures are performed each year in the US and 8.1% of all long-term care residents receive feeding via PEG tube. The objective of the study was to explore reasons for [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:55:09+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on LONG-TERM CARE PATIENTS WITH PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY (PEG) TUBE: REASONS FOR RE-HOSPITALIZATIONS.

NATIONWIDE COST-ANALYSES OF ENDOVASCULAR CARDIAC VALVE REPLACEMENT: CURRENT ECONOMICAL IMPACT OF COMPLICATIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Background: Endovascular cardiac valve replacement continues to increase in popularity as it becomes more of a standard of care for valve replacements. As the number of ECVR grows each year, complications associated with these procedures [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:58+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on NATIONWIDE COST-ANALYSES OF ENDOVASCULAR CARDIAC VALVE REPLACEMENT: CURRENT ECONOMICAL IMPACT OF COMPLICATIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

The “Forgotten Disease” Remembered: Lemierres’s Syndrome and the Severe Complications

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 27 year old female was admitted with a severe cough and pleuritic chest pain after being treated as an outpatient for tonsillitis/pharyngitis 3 weeks prior to admission.  Her initial outpatient [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on The “Forgotten Disease” Remembered: Lemierres’s Syndrome and the Severe Complications