Pancreatitis

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A BAD COMBINATION: ACUTE PANCREATITIS FROM SACUBITRIL/VALSARTAN AND LISINOPRIL

Case Presentation: A 76 y.o. Caucasian male with a past medical history of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), atrial fibrillation, HTN, and DVT/PE presented to the ED with a chief complaint of sharp, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:34:02+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A BAD COMBINATION: ACUTE PANCREATITIS FROM SACUBITRIL/VALSARTAN AND LISINOPRIL

A PERPLEXING CASE OF PANCREATITIS WITH EUGLYCEMIC DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS

Case Presentation: A 46-year-old male with a history of type II diabetes mellitus on metformin presented with five days of severe, post-prandial epigastric pain with inability to tolerate meals. Labs on admission were notable for [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:36:43+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A PERPLEXING CASE OF PANCREATITIS WITH EUGLYCEMIC DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS

A RARE PRESENTATION OF CLOMIPHENE-INDUCED HYPERTRIGLYCERIDEMIA CAUSING ACUTE PANCREATITIS

Case Presentation: A 38-year-old Asian American male presented with severe non-radiating upper abdominal pain for the previous 18 hours. The pain was exacerbated with deep breathing and movement. He had no significant past medical, surgical, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:35:41+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A RARE PRESENTATION OF CLOMIPHENE-INDUCED HYPERTRIGLYCERIDEMIA CAUSING ACUTE PANCREATITIS

A SUSTAINED REDUCTION IN AMYLASE OVERUTILIZATION WITHIN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT GUIDED BY LOCAL DRIVERS OF OVERUSE

Background: Choosing Wisely recommends against testing for amylase in the diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis; however, national CMS data shows over $19 million in charges for amylase laboratory testing per year. Our hospital spent [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:04:34+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A SUSTAINED REDUCTION IN AMYLASE OVERUTILIZATION WITHIN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT GUIDED BY LOCAL DRIVERS OF OVERUSE

LOOKING FOR DRESS AT THE WRONG ADDRESS: AN UNCOMMON CAUSE OF PANCREATITIS

Case Presentation: A 61-year-old man presented to the emergency department with acute onset of fevers, myalgias and generalized erythematous rash after taking five weeks of Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) for acute prostatitis. Vital signs were notable for [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:32:20+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on LOOKING FOR DRESS AT THE WRONG ADDRESS: AN UNCOMMON CAUSE OF PANCREATITIS