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When Minimal Becomes Multiple: An Adult With Multiple Flares Of Minimal Change Disease, Kyle Kreitman DO, Nathan Brewster DO, Kaitlyn Musco MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

When Minimal Becomes Multiple: An Adult With Multiple Flares Of Minimal Change Disease, Kyle Kreitman Do, Nathan Brewster Do, Kaitlyn Musco Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Induced St-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Sagar Vadhar DO, Damon Mcenroe MD, Shivtaj Mann DO 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Induced St-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Sagar Vadhar Do, Damon Mcenroe Md, Shivtaj Mann Do

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Sapho: A Challenging Diagnosis In A Young Woman With Recurrent Osteomyelitis, Kourtney Erickson DO, Grace Berlin DO, Yehia Y. Mishriki MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Sapho: A Challenging Diagnosis In A Young Woman With Recurrent Osteomyelitis, Kourtney Erickson Do, Grace Berlin Do, Yehia Y. Mishriki Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


An Atypical Adverse Drug Event: Bactrim Induced Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, Joseph Scurozo DO, George Prousi MD, Grace Chong DO, Brian J. Costello DO 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

An Atypical Adverse Drug Event: Bactrim Induced Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, Joseph Scurozo Do, George Prousi Md, Grace Chong Do, Brian J. Costello Do

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Immune Related Adverse Events: Isolated Acth Deficiency With Nivolumab/ Ipilimumab Combination Therapy, Joseph Scurozo DO, Angela Magdaleno DO, Sharmila C. Koshy MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Immune Related Adverse Events: Isolated Acth Deficiency With Nivolumab/ Ipilimumab Combination Therapy, Joseph Scurozo Do, Angela Magdaleno Do, Sharmila C. Koshy Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Gender Differences In First Authors, Peer Reviewers, And Grand Rounds Presenters In Medicine, Parisa Mortaji 2018 University of New Mexico

Gender Differences In First Authors, Peer Reviewers, And Grand Rounds Presenters In Medicine, Parisa Mortaji

Shared Knowledge Conference

Women are underrepresented in senior academic positions that depend on accomplishments like presentations and publications, and gender bias has shown to be a factor. We studied whether gender differences existed in multiple internal medicine venues: first authorship in a national trainee poster competition; first authorship in a national specialty-specific poster competition; peer reviewer-ship in three prestigious medical journals; and in presentations at UNM grand rounds. We found some progress in gender parity overall, but not yet enough. We first studied gender differences in authorship among residents in a 2015 national internal medicine resident poster competition; we found more authors were ...


Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Ashley L. Cooney, Paul B. McCray, Patrick L. Sinn 2018 University of Iowa

Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Ashley L. Cooney, Paul B. Mccray, Patrick L. Sinn

Stead Family Department of Pediatrics Publications

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene that encodes a cAMP-regulated anion channel. Although CF is a multi-organ system disease, most people with CF die of progressive lung disease that begins early in childhood and is characterized by chronic bacterial infection and inflammation. Nearly 90% of people with CF have at least one copy of the ΔF508 mutation, but there are hundreds of CFTR mutations that result in a range of disease severities. A CFTR gene replacement approach would be efficacious regardless of the disease-causing mutation. After ...


Improving Safe Handoffs & Transitions From The Ed To Adult Inpatient: A Response To The Ahrq Hospital Patient Safety Culture Survey, Natalie Talbot, Joanne Chapman, Rhonda DiPhilippo, Gail Savage, Michele Higgins, Nancijean Goudey, Lori Sweatt, Erin Graydon Baker, Joseph East, Stephen Tyzik, Suneela Nayak, Mark Parker, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks 2018 Maine Medical Center

Improving Safe Handoffs & Transitions From The Ed To Adult Inpatient: A Response To The Ahrq Hospital Patient Safety Culture Survey, Natalie Talbot, Joanne Chapman, Rhonda Diphilippo, Gail Savage, Michele Higgins, Nancijean Goudey, Lori Sweatt, Erin Graydon Baker, Joseph East, Stephen Tyzik, Suneela Nayak, Mark Parker, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks

Operational Excellence

SAFE TRANSITIONS AND PATIENT HANDOFFS IN A LARGE ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL

It is well documented in the literature that ineffective patient handoffs and transitions continues to be an area that can lead to adverse patient safety events so it is an urgent opportunity for a performance improvement plan. At an academic tertiary care medical center, the lowest scoring domain from the FY2017 AHRQ Patient Safety Culture Survey was patient handoffs and transitions.

A team was established consisting of staff from the Emergency Department and a medical/surgical unit to develop a plan for implementing improvement interventions. Their goal was to ...


Equal Efficacy Of Clopidogrel Versus Ticagrelor As Monotherapy In Peripheral Artery Disease, Aimee L. Vos 2018 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Equal Efficacy Of Clopidogrel Versus Ticagrelor As Monotherapy In Peripheral Artery Disease, Aimee L. Vos

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Hiatt H, Fowkes G, Heizer G, et al. Ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in symptomatic peripheral artery disease. N Engl J Med. 2017;376:32-40. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1611688.


Autologous Blood Patch After Ct-Guided Lung Biopsy Might Reduce Pneumothorax Requiring Chest Tube Placement, Tiffani Strickland 2018 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Autologous Blood Patch After Ct-Guided Lung Biopsy Might Reduce Pneumothorax Requiring Chest Tube Placement, Tiffani Strickland

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Malone LJ, Stanfill RM, Wang H, Fahey KM, Bertino RE. Effect of intraparenchymal blood patch on rates of pneumothorax and pneumothorax requiring chest tube placement after percutaneous lung biopsy. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2013;200(6):1238-1243. doi: 10.2214/ajr.12.8980.


Anidulafungin: A Noninferior Alternative To Fluconazole For Treatment Of Esophageal Candidiasis, Blake S. Sanford 2018 Wayne State University

Anidulafungin: A Noninferior Alternative To Fluconazole For Treatment Of Esophageal Candidiasis, Blake S. Sanford

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Krause DS, Simjee AE, van Rensburg C, et al. A randomized, double-blind trial of anidulafungin versus fluconazole for the treatment of esophageal candidiasis. Clin Infect Dis. 2004;39(6):770-775. doi: 10.1086/423378.


Intravenous Glucocorticoids Provide No Additional Benefit Over Oral Glucocorticoids In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation, Alexander C. Waselewski 2018 Wayne State University

Intravenous Glucocorticoids Provide No Additional Benefit Over Oral Glucocorticoids In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation, Alexander C. Waselewski

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of de Jong YP, Uil SM, Grotjohan HP, Postma DS, Kerstjens HA, van den Berg JW. Oral or IV prednisolone in the treatment of COPD exacerbations: a randomized, controlled, double-blind study. Chest. 2007;132(6):1741-1747. doi: 10.1378/chest.07-0208


The Association Of Qsofa, Sofa, And Sirs With Mortality In Emergency Department Pneumonia, Ian D. Mecham, Nathan C. Dean, Emily L. Wilson, Al R. Jephson, Michael J. Lanpsa 2018 University of Utah

The Association Of Qsofa, Sofa, And Sirs With Mortality In Emergency Department Pneumonia, Ian D. Mecham, Nathan C. Dean, Emily L. Wilson, Al R. Jephson, Michael J. Lanpsa

The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections

Objective: To determine the association between 30-day mortality with Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA), and quick SOFA (qSOFA) in emergency department patients with pneumonia. Secondary outcomes included the association of sepsis scores with hospital admission and direct ICU admission.

Methods: This is a secondary analysis of a pneumonia population conducted in the emergency department of 3 tertiary care medical centers and 4 community hospitals. Adult immunocompetent patients diagnosed with pneumonia were included from 3 twelve-month periods spanning December 2009 to October 2015. We generated area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) values for each ...


Continuous Infusion Of Epoprostenol As Salvage Therapy For Severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Jenna Rousseau, Jie Chi 2018 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Continuous Infusion Of Epoprostenol As Salvage Therapy For Severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Jenna Rousseau, Jie Chi

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Barst RJ, Rubin LJ, Long WA, McGoon MD, Rich S. A comparison of continuous intravenous epoprostenol (prostacyclin) with conventional therapy for primary pulmonary hypertension. New Eng J Med. 1996;334(5):296-301. doi: 10.1056/nejm199602013340504


Fecal Microbiota Transplantation May Have Clinical Utility In Reducing Incidence Of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection, Jeremy A. Grekin 2018 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation May Have Clinical Utility In Reducing Incidence Of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection, Jeremy A. Grekin

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Tariq R, Pardi DS, Tosh PK, Walker RC, Razonable RR, Khanna S. Fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection reduces recurrent urinary tract infection frequency. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017 Oct 30;65(10):1745–1747. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix618


Limiting Antibiotic Use In Acute Sinusitis: Partly A Matter Of Vocabulary?, Dennis J. Baumgardner 2018 Aurora UW Medical Group, Aurora Health Care

Limiting Antibiotic Use In Acute Sinusitis: Partly A Matter Of Vocabulary?, Dennis J. Baumgardner

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

In his issue introduction, the editor-in-chief of Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews comments on an included article that describes the successful use of an electronic medical record best practice alert to reduce the rate of antibiotic prescription for acute sinusitis. Various methods previously tried to improve antibiotic stewardship in this illness are briefly reviewed. Borrowing on the model of acute bronchitis, it is suggested that a change in conveyed diagnostic vocabulary to “sinus cold” when describing acute sinusitis may help limit antibiotics for this predominantly viral infection.


Another "D" In Mudpiles? A Review Of Diet-Associated Nondiabetic Ketoacidosis., Waqas Ullah, Mohsin Hamid, Hafez Mohammad Ammar Abdullah, Mamoon Ur Rashid, Faisal Inayat 2018 Abington Jefferson Health

Another "D" In Mudpiles? A Review Of Diet-Associated Nondiabetic Ketoacidosis., Waqas Ullah, Mohsin Hamid, Hafez Mohammad Ammar Abdullah, Mamoon Ur Rashid, Faisal Inayat

Abington Hospital Papers

Ketogenic diet or very-low-carbohydrate diet gained widespread popularity in the 1990s due to their favorable effects on weight loss and diabetes among others with good short-term safety data. People on ketogenic diets exist in a state of "dietary ketosis" in which the body production of ketone is equal to consumption and no harmful effects of ketonemia occur. However, in face of stress, the harmless "dietary ketosis" can lead to profound acid-base disturbances due to massive overproduction of ketone bodies that overwhelms the acid buffer system of the body. A handful of case reports have been published on this topic calling ...


Resident Reflection: A Missed Date, Timothy Kuchera, MD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Resident Reflection: A Missed Date, Timothy Kuchera, Md

The Medicine Forum

Resident Reflection: A Missed Date


The Opioid Epidemic – Addressing Provider Roles And Responsibilities, Anita Modi, MD, Debbie Chen, MD, Neha Bansal Etherington, MD, Brianna Shinn, MD, Colin Thomas, MD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

The Opioid Epidemic – Addressing Provider Roles And Responsibilities, Anita Modi, Md, Debbie Chen, Md, Neha Bansal Etherington, Md, Brianna Shinn, Md, Colin Thomas, Md

The Medicine Forum

INTRODUCTION

This year marks the 19th volume of Jefferson’s annual publication spearheaded by Internal Medicine residents and supported by its fellows. Our Editorial Board includes Neha, Debbie, Anita, Brianna, and myself. Our mission is to further medical knowledge by sharing each other’s observations and studies both through our publication, which you can find online, as well as through annual discussion at Grand Rounds.

This year, we’ve chosen to focus on our roles as providers in the midst of the National Opioid Epidemic. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has reported that the number of opioid-related overdose deaths ...


White Paper: Improving Handoff Culture In Intensive Care Unit To Floor Handoffs, Grant Turner, MD, Kristin Lohr, MD, Andrew Brown, MD, Allison Greco, MD, Rebecca C. Jaffe, MD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

White Paper: Improving Handoff Culture In Intensive Care Unit To Floor Handoffs, Grant Turner, Md, Kristin Lohr, Md, Andrew Brown, Md, Allison Greco, Md, Rebecca C. Jaffe, Md

The Medicine Forum

The frequency of handoffs between providers has increased since the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) work hour restrictions, generating concerns over the quality of these handoffs and their impact on patient safety. At Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH), the 2016 Safety Culture Survey revealed that across all specialties, many residents felt that “things fall through the cracks” when transferring patients from one unit to another. The interdepartmental Housestaff Quality and Safety Leadership Council (HQSLC) at TJUH sought to improve handoffs at our institution and identified two areas of focus: (1) standardizing the language of handoffs with a ...


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