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Abstract Number: 799

A CASE OF AEROCOCCUS URINAE BACTEREMIA CAUSING ENDOCARDITIS AND OSTEOMYELITIS

Case Presentation: A 69-year-old man with a past medical history of symptomatic sick sinus syndrome with a permanent pacemaker (PPM), as well as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), initially presented to the hospital with substernal chest [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:36:18-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A CASE OF AEROCOCCUS URINAE BACTEREMIA CAUSING ENDOCARDITIS AND OSTEOMYELITIS

Abstract Number: 793

REPLACING HEROIN USE WITH BUPRENORPHINE AND A NEW HEART VALVE

Case Presentation: A 34-year-old man with history of injection (IV) heroin misuse, anxiety, and homelessness presents with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. He was recently hospitalized with Methicillin-Sensitive Staph Aureus (MSSA) tricuspid valve (TV) endocarditis [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:36:08-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on REPLACING HEROIN USE WITH BUPRENORPHINE AND A NEW HEART VALVE

Abstract Number: 688

POST PARTUM INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS CAUSED BY E. FAECIUM WITHOUT PREDISPOSING DISEASE

Case Presentation: A 41-year-old woman with no significant medical history and eight weeks postpartum presented to the hospital with new left-sided facial numbness, right labial droop and intermittent numbness of the left arm one day [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:33:08-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on POST PARTUM INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS CAUSED BY E. FAECIUM WITHOUT PREDISPOSING DISEASE

Abstract Number: 511

A DIAGNOSTIC CONUNDRUM: I CAN’T SEE, THE BATTLE IN MY HEART.

Case Presentation: A 76- year old smoker woman with a medical history of emphysema and left MCA stroke six months back, presented with acute bilateral occipital headache and visual impairment.On Exam, she was well appearing, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:28:13-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A DIAGNOSTIC CONUNDRUM: I CAN’T SEE, THE BATTLE IN MY HEART.

HM2018 Abstract Number: 545

ENDOCARDITIS AFTER TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT

Case Presentation: 85 year old female was admitted on account of lethargy and decreased oral intake for the previous week, and evidence of anemia. She had undergone a transcatheter aortic valve replacement(TAVR) 5 months prior [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:23:45-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on ENDOCARDITIS AFTER TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT

HM2018 Abstract Number: 635

AN EXOTIC MYCOTIC

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 39-year-old male with a bicuspid aortic valve and mitral valve prolapse presented with three months of intermittent bilateral retro-orbital headache, abdominal discomfort, subjective fevers, night sweats, and 10-kg weight loss. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:07:45-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on AN EXOTIC MYCOTIC

HM2018 Abstract Number: 466

LEFT AND RIGHT WE SEE STAPH: FIND THE SOURCE AND TRACE THE PATH

Case Presentation: A 39-year-old man presented with several days of worsening lightheadedness, fevers, and joint pains. His temperature was 99.8 Fahrenheit, pulse 122 per minute, and blood pressure 80/51 mmHg. He looked ill and uncomfortable. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:55:08-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on LEFT AND RIGHT WE SEE STAPH: FIND THE SOURCE AND TRACE THE PATH

HM2017 Abstract Number: D

IGNORING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS IN PATIENTS WITH INTRAVENOUS DRUG USE AND INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

Background: The opioid epidemic continues to exert a significant impact on our health care system. Patients with intravenous drug use (IVDU) often develop life threating infections leading to prolonged hospitalizations with poor outcomes. Traditionally, the [...]

By | 2017-04-26T03:18:49-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on IGNORING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS IN PATIENTS WITH INTRAVENOUS DRUG USE AND INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

HM2017 Abstract Number: 717

A RARE CASE OF CANDIDA TROPICALIS CAUSING NATIVE AORTIC VALVE ENDOCARDITIS IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT HOST

Case Presentation: A 47-year-old immunocompetent male with a medical history significant for active intravenous heroin abuse presented to the hospital with fever and respiratory distress. On admission, he was diaphoretic, febrile, and hypoxemic with an [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:01:52-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on A RARE CASE OF CANDIDA TROPICALIS CAUSING NATIVE AORTIC VALVE ENDOCARDITIS IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT HOST

HM2017 Abstract Number: 553

A HIDDEN KILLER: COMPLETE DISSECTION OF THE ASCENDING AND DESCENDING AORTA INDUCED BY GRAM NEGATIVE AORTITIS

Case Presentation: Our patient is a 62-year-old Eastern European female with no significant past medical history who was brought to the emergency department after a sustaining a syncopal episode. At the time of exam, she [...]

By | 2017-04-25T23:15:02-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on A HIDDEN KILLER: COMPLETE DISSECTION OF THE ASCENDING AND DESCENDING AORTA INDUCED BY GRAM NEGATIVE AORTITIS

HM2017 Abstract Number: 400

INFECTIOUS VASCULITIS AS THE INITIAL PRESENTATION OF NATIVE-VALVE STREPTOCOCCUS BOVIS ENDOCARDITIS

Case Presentation: A 45-year-old-man with no prior medical history presented to the emergency department with a symmetric lower extremity rash and recurrent fevers. The rash started two weeks prior as discrete mildly pruritic red lesions [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:35:53-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on INFECTIOUS VASCULITIS AS THE INITIAL PRESENTATION OF NATIVE-VALVE STREPTOCOCCUS BOVIS ENDOCARDITIS

HM2016 Abstract Number: 471

A Case of E. Coli Endocarditis

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 77 year-old woman with a history of porcine mitral valve repair (MVR) presented with left knee pain.  Three weeks prior to admission she experienced general malaise and intermittent chills. She [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34-05:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on A Case of E. Coli Endocarditis

HM2016 Abstract Number: 430

A 53 Year-Old Man with Culture-Negative Endocarditis, Endophthalmitis, and Epididymitis

Case Presentation: A 53 year-old man with a history of Hodgkin’s lymphoma status post splenectomy, mantle radiation, and ABVD chemotherapy, severe aortic stenosis, and moderate mitral stenosis attributed to chemoradiation presented with recurrent fevers and [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34-05:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on A 53 Year-Old Man with Culture-Negative Endocarditis, Endophthalmitis, and Epididymitis