Category: Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner

Clinical Correlations


Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 6/6/22

  • Tisch-Kimmel Inpatient: Is low voltage a sensitive marker for detecting pericardial effusions?
  • Bellevue Inpatient: Is the use of rectal tubes supported in optimizing the healing of sacral ulcers?
  •  Bellevue Outpatient: What is the updated guidance regarding Hepatitis B vaccination?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner-5/31/22

  • Tisch-Kimmel Inpatient: Are the rumors true? Is there a new oral carbapenem in town?
  • Bellevue Inpatient: What are the clinical features of monkeypox?
  •  Bellevue Outpatient: What is Achenbach syndrome (also known as paroxysmal finger hematoma [PFH] or blue finger syndrome)?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 5/23/22

  • VA Outpatient: What should the threshold be to send a JAK2 mutation test?
  • NYU GFP: When should we consider sending a workup for hereditary hemochromatosis?
  • Bellevue Outpatient: When should we consider sending flow cytometry as part of the workup for hematologic malignancy?

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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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