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Don’t go chasing waterfalls An unusual cause of diarrhea in a returning traveler

Case Presentation: A 29-year-old woman presented with a 4-day history of nausea, vomiting, and watery, non-bloody diarrhea. She also had fever, headache, and dark urine. She had traveled to Puerto Rico one-week prior, where she [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:08:21+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on Don’t go chasing waterfalls An unusual cause of diarrhea in a returning traveler

PREVALENCE OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE CARRIERS IN AN URBAN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

Background: There are 400,000 cases and 30,000 deaths from Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections in the United States annually. Efforts to reduce the transmission of C. diff have focused on patients with diarrhea, however, many [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:14+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on PREVALENCE OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE CARRIERS IN AN URBAN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER