Category: Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner

Clinical Correlations


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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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner-3/21/22

  •  Bellevue Inpatient: What is the deWinter pattern seen on electrocardiogram?
  • NYU Brooklyn: In patients with chronic leg edema, does compression therapy reduce the risk for cellulitis?
  • VA Inpatient: Is there a difference in efficacy among the three loop diuretics (furosemide, torsemide, or bumetanide) in treating people with heart failure?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner- 3/14/22

  •  NYU IMA Clinic: Can we use point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to measure the jugular venous pressure (JVP)? (thank you to Sam Maidman on teaching elective)
  • Gouverneur Clinic: Help my patient has morning sickness but I’m not an OB/GYN! (thanks to Gaby Mayer and the Primary Care Digest!)
  •  NYU Tisch/Kimmel: What is the mechanism behind negative acute phase reactants?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner- 3/7/22

  •  NYU IMA Clinic:  When testing for H. pylori, which acid suppression agents should be avoided in order to optimize diagnostic yield? (thanks to Sam Maidman on teaching elective, contributing on behalf of our new clinic site!) 
  • VA Inpatient: How should we interpret results for patients with diarrhea who have a negative C.diff toxin but a positive PCR test result? 
  •  NYU BK: How does Lemierre Syndrome lead to septic pulmonary emboli?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner- 2/28/22

  •  Bellevue Inpatient: When should we cover for anaerobes in community-acquired aspiration pneumonia?
  • VA Inpatient: What is the gamma gap and should its elevation alone trigger additional clinical workup? (Shoutout to the Dolgin team!)
  • Tisch-Kimmel Inpatient: What is the cause of hyponatremia in legionella pneumonia?

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