Deep vein thrombosis

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COMBINING LEAN SIX-SIGMA QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODS WITH SAFETY BARRIER ANALYSIS TO DEVELOP INTERVENTIONS THAT REDUCE HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (HA-VTE)

Background: The U.S. healthcare system has a poor safety record when compared to other major industries. For example, at 250,000 per year, medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death according to the CDC. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:46+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on COMBINING LEAN SIX-SIGMA QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODS WITH SAFETY BARRIER ANALYSIS TO DEVELOP INTERVENTIONS THAT REDUCE HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (HA-VTE)

CONGENITAL INFERIOR VENA CAVA ATRESIA: A RARE CULPRIT ASSOCIATED WITH RECURRENT DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

Case Presentation: A 45 years old Vietnamese male was diagnosed with left leg deep vein thrombosis about 2 years ago in Vietnam for which he was taking herbal supplements without improvement. Soon after immigrating to [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:24:03+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on CONGENITAL INFERIOR VENA CAVA ATRESIA: A RARE CULPRIT ASSOCIATED WITH RECURRENT DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

Does EKG-Guided Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Insertion Reduce Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Background: The position of the tip of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is associated with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Optimal position of the tip is the cavoatrial junction; more proximal tip positions are associated [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:43:52+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Patient Safety, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does EKG-Guided Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Insertion Reduce Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis?

PULMONARY EMBOLUS AND LEFT LOWER EXTREMITY DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS IN A YOUNG FEMALE

Case Presentation: A 17 year old female was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolus 3 months ago. A partially occlusive thrombus was also noted in her left common iliac vein. She was diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:31:04+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on PULMONARY EMBOLUS AND LEFT LOWER EXTREMITY DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS IN A YOUNG FEMALE