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An Unusual and Complicated Case of Pediatric Meningitis

Case Presentation: Bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency. Often signs and symptoms are vague and unspecific, therefore a high index of suspicion is required. Unfortunately, meningitis is often misdiagnosed, generating delays in treatment. A 2-year-old [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Clinical Vignettes Abstracts, Pediatric|Comments Off on An Unusual and Complicated Case of Pediatric Meningitis

BACK PAIN AND RASH IN A 13 YEAR-OLD PATIENT: A CASE OF MORVAN SYNDROME

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 13-year-old male presented with a chief complaint of lower back pain and rash for the past 3 weeks. Associated symptoms included profuse sweating and 10/10 lower back pain radiating to [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:06+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018, Pediatric|Comments Off on BACK PAIN AND RASH IN A 13 YEAR-OLD PATIENT: A CASE OF MORVAN SYNDROME

Eye See You Noticed: Being a Pupil of the Physical Exam

Case Presentation: A healthy 11-year old female presented with 5 days of fever, headache, and progressive symptoms that included blurry vision, photophobia, lightheadedness, nausea, and intermittent vomiting. Family history was positive for migraine headaches. On [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:36+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Clinical Vignettes, Pediatric, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eye See You Noticed: Being a Pupil of the Physical Exam

HOSPITALISTS IMPROVING PEDIATRIC SEPSIS THROUGH EDUCATION AND RECOGNITION

Background: The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Sepsis Collaborative recognizes pediatric sepsis as a significant cause of mortality and nationwide efforts are being developed to improve sepsis recognition. A critical component to decreasing sepsis mortality is [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:57+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on HOSPITALISTS IMPROVING PEDIATRIC SEPSIS THROUGH EDUCATION AND RECOGNITION

NOT THE USUAL DIAPER DERMATITIS: ECTHYMA GANGRENOSUM IN A PREVIOUSLY HEALTHY 8 MONTH OLD CHILD

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 8 month old female presented to the emergency department (ED) with diarrhea and an unusual diaper rash. Her symptoms began 6 days prior to presentation with fever and congestion. She [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:53:30+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Clinical Vignettes, Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Pediatric|Comments Off on NOT THE USUAL DIAPER DERMATITIS: ECTHYMA GANGRENOSUM IN A PREVIOUSLY HEALTHY 8 MONTH OLD CHILD

Pediatric Clinical Documentation Queries with Definitions: An Innovative Way to Promote Provider Engagement

Background: Clinical Documentation Improvement programs have been present in adult hospitals for many years. These programs strive to promote clinicians working together with nurse specialists to appropriately depict the care delivered and increase coding accuracy. [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:17:10+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Pediatrics|Comments Off on Pediatric Clinical Documentation Queries with Definitions: An Innovative Way to Promote Provider Engagement

Recollections of the Past: Recurrent Anti-NMDAr Encephalitis

Case Presentation: 17 year-old-male with a history of anti-NMDAr encephalitis three years prior presented with two days of confusion, agitation and insomnia. Associated symptoms included anorexia, blunted affect, slow movements and, though awake, refusal to [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:22+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Clinical Vignettes, Pediatric, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recollections of the Past: Recurrent Anti-NMDAr Encephalitis

SULFASALAZINE-INDUCED ACUTE EOSINOPHILIC PNEUMONIA IN A PATIENT WITH JUVENILE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

Case Presentation: A 14-year-old male with history of juvenile ankylosing spondylitis (JAS) and asthma presented to the hospitalist service with four weeks of fever, weight loss, dyspnea, wheezing and cough. He was admitted one week [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:28:00+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019, Pediatric|Comments Off on SULFASALAZINE-INDUCED ACUTE EOSINOPHILIC PNEUMONIA IN A PATIENT WITH JUVENILE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

USING A POSITIVE DEVIANCE FRAMEWORK TO INFORM PROVIDER-FAMILY COMMUNICATION ON GERIATRIC INPATIENT UNITS

Background: Family members often play a significant role in the care of geriatric patients during and after hospitalization. Both patients and families have expectations for communication with the provider team in the acute setting, but [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:31+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on USING A POSITIVE DEVIANCE FRAMEWORK TO INFORM PROVIDER-FAMILY COMMUNICATION ON GERIATRIC INPATIENT UNITS