56 year old Hispanic female with a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes on oral medications, hyperlipidemia and normal renal function. Over the past 2 years she has been noted to have mild …
Category: Clinical Questions
Diagnostic Dilemma #2 How Should You Approach a Low Titer +RPR?November 28, 2006
45 year old male with history of Hep B ( Hep B Surf Ag + but Hep E Ab+ and E Ag – and DNA viral load was not sent) and syphilis treated in the past. He has …
Fast Facts-Critical CareNovember 22, 2006
VA MICU Conference 11/22/06
56 y.o. male with PMH ETOH abuse and COPD presented with a LUL PNA and BCx positive for penicillin-resistant pneumococcus.
Early Goal-Directed Therapy in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
- Early broad spectrum antibiotics.
- Goal directed hemodynamic resuscitation with
- IV fluids
- PRBCs (for …
Epogen and Anemia-Less is MoreNovember 17, 2006
Singh AK et al. Correction of anemia with epoetin alfa in chronic kidney disease. N Engl J Med 2006 Nov 16; 355:2085-98.
Drüeke TB et al. Normalization of hemoglobin level in patients with chronic kidney disease and anemia. …
Should We Screen All Smokers for Lung Cancer?November 15, 2006
Commentary by Deborah Shapiro, M.D. Attending Physician, Dept. Veterans Affairs
The International Early Lung Cancer Action Program Investigators. Survival of patients with stage I lung cancer detected on CT screening. N Engl J Med 2006;355:1763-1771
Over the last few weeks there has been major …
Diagnostic Dilemma #1-Faculty ResponseNovember 8, 2006
Commentary By Michael Poles, M.D. Gastroenterologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mircrobiology and Pathology.
Welcome blog readers to this inauguration of the NYU medicine blog. If the future cases are as interesting as this one, I am sure we will be having a lot of fun, and …
Diagnostic Dilemma #1November 7, 2006
The first in our series of clinical cases with difficult management questions…
Question: 59 y.o. male with pmh notable for hyperlipidemia. Pt had normal lft's, which increased mildly when he was put on a statin. His basic hepatitis screen including A, …