Category: Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner

Clinical Correlations


Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 11/11/19

  • Tisch/Kimmel: How can we diagnose iron deficiency in the setting of anemia of chronic disease?
  • Manhattan VA Clinic: Are there non-invasive methods to determine if patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) have advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis?
  • Manhattan VA Hospital: What is the role of antifungal coverage in patients with acute peritonitis?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner 11/4/19

  • Bellevue Clinic: In patients taking a beta blocker for uncomplicated hypertension, what is the best way to taper it off?
  • Gouverneur Clinic: Are bisphosphonates safe and effective in patients who are vitamin D deficient?
  • Manhattan VA: What is the difference between calcium chloride and calcium gluconate?

     

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 10/2/2019

  • Bellevue Hospital: Why do surgeons classically use hematocrit over hemoglobin?
  • Gouverneur Clinic: How useful is CA-125 in the evaluation of a woman with a suspicious ovarian mass?
  • VA Clinic: Is there any benefit to giving the recombinant herpes zoster vaccine (RZV, Shingrix) to patients who have already experienced an episode of herpes zoster?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 9/23/19

  • Bellevue Clinic: How accurate is a point-of-care hemoglobin A1c? Can it be used to diagnose diabetes?
  • Gouverneur Clinic: What is Brainerd diarrhea?
  • Manhattan VA Hospital: Should neurohormonal blockade be discontinued in patients whose ejection fractions recover?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 9/16/19

  • Gouverneur Clinic: What is the role of free testosterone testing in the workup of suspected male hypogonadism?
  • Bellevue Clinic: Do total testosterone assays offer reliable and accurate measurements of testosterone in men with hypogonadism?
  • Bellevue Hospital: Can we accurately predict which patients are at highest risk for severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome? 

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner – 9/9/2019

  • VA Clinic: Why treat proteinuria in non-diabetic CKD?
  • Bellevue Hospital: In patients with functional mitral regurgitation, who should be referred for percutaneous valve repair?
  • Manhattan VA Hospital: Do inflammatory markers remain elevated in patients with well-controlled HIV?

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Chiefs’ Inquiry Corner 9/3/2019

  • Tisch/Kimmel: Are all criteria for LVH diagnosis on ECG created equal?
  • NYU Brooklyn: What is the role of lung volume reduction surgery in COPD?
  • Bellevue Clinic: Is routine, repeated testing of transaminases necessary with oral terbinafine for onychomycosis?

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