Category: Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner

Clinical Correlations


Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner-5/16/22

  • Bellevue Inpatient: What is systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma? (Thanks to Melissa Chiang and her team for this question during rounds with Dr. Abramson!)
  •  VA Outpatient: What are the updates to the guidelines regarding initial treatment for asthma?
  • Bellevue Outpatient: What are the updated guidelines for initiation of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner-5/9/22

  • Bellevue Inpatient: Should I correct the sodium for hyperglycemia when calculating an anion gap? (Written by Kirsten Salline, PGY-3 on teaching elective!)
  • Tisch-Kimmel Inpatient: What is nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) and when should the diagnosis be suspected? (Written by Kirsten Salline, PGY-3 on teaching elective!)
  • VA Outpatient: How does malignancy lead to hypercalcemia, and what is the clinical significance?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 5/2/22

  • Bellevue Inpatient: According to the new 2022 guidelines from the AHA/ACC on the management of heart failure, how should we be approaching patients with HFmrEF (mid-range EF)?
  • Tisch-Kimmel Inpatient: According to the new 2022 guidelines from the AHA/ACC how should we be approaching the management of patients with confirmed wild-type or variant transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis? (do you see a pattern here?!)
  • VA Outpatient: In patients with known heart failure who we are managing over time in clinic, is there a certain frequency of following imaging (such as transthoracic echo) we should be abiding by? (really excited about cardiology this week)

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 4/25/22

  •  NYU BK: What is the difference between serum sickness and serum sickness-like reactions (SSLRs)?
  • Gouverneur Outpatient: Does Vitamin D supplementation actually reduce the risk of fracture?(shoutout to our primary care digest for these pearls!)
  • Gouverneur Outpatient: To B(iopsy) or not to B(iopsy)? That is our question (for the OBs) (Shoutout to our primary care digest for these pearls!)

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 4/18/22

  • Tisch-Kimmel Inpatient: What is the clinical presentation of atrioesophageal fistula following atrial fibrillation ablation?
  • Bellevue Inpatient: What is the difference between uncomplicated and complicated MRSA bacteremia, and how does it affect treatment?
  • NYU BK Outpatient: Do exercise and lifestyle changes work for knee osteoarthritis?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 4/11/22

  •  Bellevue Outpatient: What is the STOP-Bang questionnaire for screening for sleep apnea?
  • Brooklyn Inpatient: Does bariatric surgery improve long-term outcomes in patients with NAFLD and obesity?
  • Bellevue Inpatient: Why are people with cirrhosis particularly vulnerable to Vibrio vulnificus infection?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 4/4/22

  •  Bellevue Outpatient: How reliable is the presence of reported “foamy urine” when considering a patient’s risk of having proteinuria?
  • Bellevue Inpatient: In patients with nephrotic syndrome, what is the evidence in favor of starting prophylactic anticoagulation (AC)  given increased risk of thrombosis?
  • Tisch/Kimmel Inpatient: Is there a specific differential diagnosis to consider in nonpitting edema?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 3/28/22

  •  Bellevue Outpatient: What is the association between elevated B12 and malignancy?
  • NYU Brooklyn Outpatient: Is a rapid strep test alone adequate for evaluating a patient with suspected group A strep (GAS) pharyngitis?
  • Tisch/Kimmel Inpatient: In patients with ITP, what is the role of splenectomy?

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