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LIVER LACERATION AS A COMPLICATION OF CPR IN AN ALCOHOLIC PATIENT WITH HEPATOMEGALY

Case Presentation: A 29-year-old Caucasian woman with chronic alcohol abuse presented to the emergency department with a 1-day history of confusion, epigastric pain and dyspnea following excessive alcohol ingestion for 3 days. Vital signs were [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:24+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on LIVER LACERATION AS A COMPLICATION OF CPR IN AN ALCOHOLIC PATIENT WITH HEPATOMEGALY

PERFORMING SAFE PARACENTESES: VALIDATING THE TWO-PROBE TECHNIQUE

Background: Paracenteses are performed frequently at bedside by hospitalists, intensivists, gastroenterologists and emergency medicine providers. They are considered a core procedure that historically have been performed “blind” with only the use of percussion to determine [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:50+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on PERFORMING SAFE PARACENTESES: VALIDATING THE TWO-PROBE TECHNIQUE