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Abstract Number: 452

REDUCING UNNECESSARY CHEST X-RAYS IN THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Background: Chest radiographs (CXRs) aid in the evaluation of clinical status and assess the placement of new lines and tubes in patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Despite studies documenting the safety of [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:47+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on REDUCING UNNECESSARY CHEST X-RAYS IN THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Abstract Number: 223

EMERGENCIES IN DIALYSIS: A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY TEAM UTILIZATION IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE

Background: Medical Emergency Teams (METs) are utilized in an inpatient setting to identify patients who exhibit signs of clinical deterioration. Patients, family, or staff activate the team by calling a Code MET when there is [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:10+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on EMERGENCIES IN DIALYSIS: A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY TEAM UTILIZATION IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE

Abstract Number: 174

CHARACTERISTICS OF AND PROCESS MEASURES FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PATIENTS INITIALLY IDENTIFIED AS SEPSIS BY EITHER SOFA OR SIRS CRITERIA

Background: Depending on the criterion applied, the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria and the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) criteria initially identify distinct populations that present to the emergency department (ED) with suspected sepsis [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:54+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on CHARACTERISTICS OF AND PROCESS MEASURES FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PATIENTS INITIALLY IDENTIFIED AS SEPSIS BY EITHER SOFA OR SIRS CRITERIA

HM2017 Abstract Number: 23

TRAINING FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENTS FOR HOSPITAL-BASED WORK: A SURVEY OF ADULT INPATIENT MEDICINE CURRICULA

Background: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program requirements for family medicine permit wide variability in adult inpatient medicine curricula. Family physicians compose a significant percentage of the hospitalist workforce, and the American Board [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:36:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Education, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on TRAINING FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENTS FOR HOSPITAL-BASED WORK: A SURVEY OF ADULT INPATIENT MEDICINE CURRICULA

HM2017 Abstract Number: 664

A RARE CASE OF CANDIDA ALBICANS ACALCULOUS CHOLECYSTITIS IN A PATIENT BEING TREATED FOR SEVERE CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE

Case Presentation: 70 year old male admitted for a complicated UTI was placed on piperacillin / tazobactam empirically and subsequently developed abdominal distension and small bowel obstruction. He was admitted to the ICU for fulminant [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:08:30+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on A RARE CASE OF CANDIDA ALBICANS ACALCULOUS CHOLECYSTITIS IN A PATIENT BEING TREATED FOR SEVERE CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE

HM2016 Abstract Number: 521

A Case of a Nearly-Fatal Pulmonary Embolism in the Setting of Stasis from Extrinsic Venous Compression by a Groin Abscess

Case Presentation: A previously healthy and ambulatory 34-year-old diabetic man presented with left-sided scrotal and groin cellulitis and was admitted to the hospital for intravenous antibiotic therapy. He was placed on appropriate pharmacoprophylaxis for venous [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on A Case of a Nearly-Fatal Pulmonary Embolism in the Setting of Stasis from Extrinsic Venous Compression by a Groin Abscess