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A FIVE YEAR REVIEW OF SKIN INFECTIONS IN HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

Background: Patients who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are at a higher risk of infection compared to their healthy counterparts. This retrospective chart review aimed to elucidate the incidence and etiology of skin [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:32+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on A FIVE YEAR REVIEW OF SKIN INFECTIONS IN HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

ACUTE HANTAVIRUS INFECTION: THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS

Case Presentation: A healthy 35-year-old female from eastern Arizona presented in February with two weeks of fever, headache, epigastric pain, decreased appetite, two episodes of non-bloody emesis, dyspnea, and with orthopnea. She was cleaning out [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:23:04+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on ACUTE HANTAVIRUS INFECTION: THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS

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

JUST A LITTLE STICK: A PERIPHERAL IV LEADS TO PYOMYOSITIS IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT PATIENT

Case Presentation: A 71-year-old male with a PMH of HTN, HLD, tongue cancer, GERD, CAD, and BPH presented to the hospital with a chief complaint of right-side shoulder pain, erythema, and warmth that started two [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:34:08+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on JUST A LITTLE STICK: A PERIPHERAL IV LEADS TO PYOMYOSITIS IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT PATIENT

Measuring and Reporting Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection: More Than Meets the Eye?

Background: Although central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates are publicly reported, whether these data correlate to clinical documentation or practice is not known. Using data from a large hospital collaborative, we hypothesized that physician [...]

By | 2018-03-21T16:17:45+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Patient Safety, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Measuring and Reporting Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection: More Than Meets the Eye?

MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER ADMISSION FOR FALL: COEXISTING SYSTEMIC INFECTIONS IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH CHIEF COMPLAINT OF FALL

Background: Infectious disease-related factors that may contribute to or complicate falls have received relatively little attention in the literature. Specifically, the prevalence of coexisting systemic infections (CSIs) in patients presenting with a fall and admitted [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:49+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER ADMISSION FOR FALL: COEXISTING SYSTEMIC INFECTIONS IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH CHIEF COMPLAINT OF FALL

RISK-STRATIFICATION WITH PROCALCITONIN PREDICTS LENGTH OF STAY IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a precursor peptide to calcitonin produced by the thyroid parafollicular cells, and the intestinal and lung neuroendocrine cells. PCT is a proinflammatoy marker specific to bacterial infections, and was initially used [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:48+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on RISK-STRATIFICATION WITH PROCALCITONIN PREDICTS LENGTH OF STAY IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

WILD WILD WEST! TWO CASE REPORTS OF WEST NILE VIRUS ENCEPHALITIS IN A TEXAS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Case Presentation: Case 1- 83 year old male with past medical history of knee surgeries and lumbar laminectomy presented with acute onset of fever, confusion and left lower extremity weakness for the past three days. Physical [...]

By | 2017-04-20T15:54:50+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on WILD WILD WEST! TWO CASE REPORTS OF WEST NILE VIRUS ENCEPHALITIS IN A TEXAS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL