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A CASE OF CHICKENPOX PNEUMONIA

Case Presentation: A 52 year old African American male presented to the ED complaining of dyspnea that started 1 day prior. He denied having a fever, cough, or sick contacts. On presentation the patient appeared [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:24:34+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on A CASE OF CHICKENPOX PNEUMONIA

A VARIANT RADIOLOGICAL PRESENTATION OF LEGIONELLA PNEUMONIA IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOST

Case Presentation: 71-year-old male with multiple myeloma being treated with dexamethasone, elotuzumab and bortezomib, prior mediastinal plasmacytoma s/p chest radiation therapy and Crohn's disease was admitted with high-grade fever, chills, productive cough. Labs revealed pancytopenia [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:39:13+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A VARIANT RADIOLOGICAL PRESENTATION OF LEGIONELLA PNEUMONIA IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOST

ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN TELEMETRY USE AND MORTALITY RISK, HOSPITAL LENGTH OF STAY AND READMISSION RATES IN PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS: A RETROSPECTIVE ANAYSIS OF 765 PATIENTS

Background: Advancements in technology have expanded accessibility to telemetry via remote monitoring and resulted in increased application in hospitalized patients. The American Heart Association (AHA) telemetry guidelines restrict use to patients with sepsis, severe electrolyte [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:20:03+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN TELEMETRY USE AND MORTALITY RISK, HOSPITAL LENGTH OF STAY AND READMISSION RATES IN PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS: A RETROSPECTIVE ANAYSIS OF 765 PATIENTS

Chasing Eosinophils and Troponins in Healthy Woman: A Rare Case of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome with Pulmonary and Cardiac Involvement.

Case Presentation: A 44-year-old Nigerian woman with no medical history and recent travel to Mexico presents with cough for 4 weeks, fever, and malaise. She initially presented to urgent care with respiratory complaints, was diagnosed [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:57:40+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on Chasing Eosinophils and Troponins in Healthy Woman: A Rare Case of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome with Pulmonary and Cardiac Involvement.

COUGH, FEVER, AND HEADACHES: AN ATYPICAL PRESENTATION OF COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS

Case Presentation: Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis is a rare fungal infection that can have various presentations in a hospitalized patient. Given the high mortality rate associated with delayed diagnosis, it is essential to keep this rare infection on [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:45+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on COUGH, FEVER, AND HEADACHES: AN ATYPICAL PRESENTATION OF COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS

Evaluation of the Yale New Haven Readmission Risk Score for Pneumonia in a General Hospital Population

Background: Pneumonia readmission rates are publicly reported and included as quality indicators in Medicare Value-Based Purchasing programs. The Yale New Haven Readmission Risk Score (YNHRRS) for Pneumonia is a tool that uses 25 variables including [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on Evaluation of the Yale New Haven Readmission Risk Score for Pneumonia in a General Hospital Population

HYPERLIPIDEMIA PARADOX: HYPERLIPIDEMIA LOWERS THE RISK OF DEATH AND ATTENUATES THE MORTALITY RISK OF OTHER COMORBID CONDITIONS AFTER HOSPITALIZATION FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, HEART FAILURE, AND PNEUMONIA

Background: Hyperlipidemia is a recognized risk factor for incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), and no such documented association with pneumonia. However, the influence of hyperlipidemia on long-term mortality after [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:38+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on HYPERLIPIDEMIA PARADOX: HYPERLIPIDEMIA LOWERS THE RISK OF DEATH AND ATTENUATES THE MORTALITY RISK OF OTHER COMORBID CONDITIONS AFTER HOSPITALIZATION FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, HEART FAILURE, AND PNEUMONIA

IMPROVING NARROW SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTIC USE IN CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA

Background: In 2011, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) published new guidelines on the management of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children and recommended use of narrow spectrum antibiotics such as ampicillin or amoxicillin [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:44+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on IMPROVING NARROW SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTIC USE IN CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA

Predictors of Length of Stay in Patients Admitted in the Hospital with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Nationwide Study

Background: Pneumonia remains the foremost cause for hospitalization.  The objective of our study was to look at the predictors of longer length of stay (LOS) in patients admitted in the hospital with community acquired pneumonia [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on Predictors of Length of Stay in Patients Admitted in the Hospital with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Nationwide Study