Category: Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner

Clinical Correlations


Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 3/16/20

  • NYU Brooklyn: Does mitral annuloplasty fall under the definition of “valvular atrial fibrillation”?
  • VA Clinic: Is perioperative smoking cessation associated with increased risk for perioperative pulmonary complications?
  • VA Hospital: What is the appropriate management for patients with dysphonia?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 3/9/20

  • VA Clinic: Is there any benefit to increasing the dose of tamsulosin from 0.4 mg to 0.8 mg for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy?
  • Bellevue Hospital: Can fentanyl cause serotonin syndrome?
  • VA Hospital: What is the significance of positive antiphospholipid antibodies?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 3/2/20

  • Bellevue Hospital: What is the appropriate initial workup for a patient with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation?
  • VA Clinic: Why did recommendations for PCV13 (Prevnar) vaccination in older adults change?
  • Tisch/Kimmel: Which malignancies are people with HIV most at risk of developing?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 2/10/20

  • NYU Brooklyn: How does vitamin C deficiency result in bleeding?
  • Tisch/Kimmel: What is the recommendation for Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) prophylaxis in HIV patients with CD4 count <50? 
  • Bellevue Hospital: What is the correct way to collect a sample for cryoglobulin testing?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 1/13/20

  • Bellevue Hospital: What is the mechanism by which Hodgkin’s lymphoma causes hypercalcemia?
  • NYU Brooklyn Hospital: Why do we need an ABG with co-oximetry to identify patients with carbon monoxide poisoning?
  • VA Clinic: What prevents patients on SGLT2 inhibitors from becoming hypoglycemic? 

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 1/6/19

  • Bellevue Hospital: What is the appropriate anticoagulation for patients with antiphospholipid syndrome?
  • VA Clinic: Are there any validated tools to help distinguish muscle symptoms related to statin use from other etiologies?
  • Tisch/Kimmel: Is amiodarone safe in patients with WPW?

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