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DEATH BY KAYEXALATE: INTESTINAL NECROSIS IN THE TREATMENT OF HYPERKALEMIA

Case Presentation: A 73 year-old female with a history of recurrent DVT's on Warfarin, microscopic polyangiitis and ulcerative colitis status post total colectomy initially presented with altered mental status. Lab workup revealed acute renal failure [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:40:59+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on DEATH BY KAYEXALATE: INTESTINAL NECROSIS IN THE TREATMENT OF HYPERKALEMIA

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?

NOW QTC IT, NOW YOU DON’T: EKG ORDERING TENDENCIES AMONG HOSPITALISTS, RESIDENTS, AND ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS MONITORING INPATIENTS NEWLY STARTED ON ANTIPSYCHOTICS.

Background: It is common practice to monitor QTc interval in hospitalized patients newly started on antipsychotics. While some guidelines exist for frequency of ordering EKGs in the outpatient setting, these may not apply to inpatients [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:08+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on NOW QTC IT, NOW YOU DON’T: EKG ORDERING TENDENCIES AMONG HOSPITALISTS, RESIDENTS, AND ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS MONITORING INPATIENTS NEWLY STARTED ON ANTIPSYCHOTICS.

QTC’ING THE LIGHT: AVOIDING EKG WASTE IN CARDIAC MONITORING OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS

Background: Antipsychotics can prolong QTc interval and lead to development of the fatal arrhythmia Torsade de Pointes. Accordingly, serial EKG monitoring of QTc in patients newly started on antipsychotics has become common practice in hospitals. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:09+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on QTC’ING THE LIGHT: AVOIDING EKG WASTE IN CARDIAC MONITORING OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS