In the November 22nd issue of JAMA, the results of two studies from the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) on lumbar disk surgery for persistent radicular pain are reported. Both these studies sought to assess the efficacy of surgery for lumbar disk herniation as compared to nonoperative treatment, including counseling, anti-inflammatory medications, injections, and physical therapy.…
The NYU Langone Online Journal of Medicine
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 RPRs in the past that were 1:1 for years and then negative x 2 a year apart, the last being over two years ago. He had labs drawn last week and had an RPR of 1:4. He does report high-risk unsafe sexual activity (with female prostitutes) over the past two years. He does not recall seeing a chancre and his exam was negative. He has not tested for HIV.…
1. clinical cases with difficult management questions answered by faculty members
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 Hct <30)
- To maintain:
- Central Venous Pressure 8-12 mm Hg
- Arterial Pressure: MAP >65 mm Hg but <90 mm Hg
- Central Venous Oxygen Saturation >70%
- Consider cosyntropin stimulation to evaluate for relative adrenal insufficiency.
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Bellevue 11/16/08-William Slater M.D.
34 yo female, 4 weeks post-partum, presents with progressive DOE, othopnea, and bilateral pleural effusions on CXR. Working DDx: Postpartum Cardiomyopathy, PE, Primary Pulmonary HTN TTE with normal EF, right ventricle dilatation, and PAP >50 mmhg..…
Reperfusion via thrombolytics or PCI in patients with acute STEMI has been shown to reduce mortality and maximize myocardial salvage. It has been less clear whether patients with late presentations of MI are afforded the same benefits.…