16
Jun
2014

New antibiotics

Please look at these articles. 1)Single-Dose Oritavancin in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin Infections 2)Once-Weekly Dalbavancin versus Daily Conventional Therapy for Skin Infection   Will these antibiotics change the management of skin and soft tissue infections?
16
Jun
2014

Answer to Fridary Teaser 6/13

CONGRATULATIONS DR GOYAL FOR WINNING THE FIRST FRIDAY TEASER 🙂  Answer is E Review of the question: This patient’s clinical presentation and CT imaging are consistent with the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which is manifested histologically as usual interstitial pneumonitis (UIP). On microscopic examination, UIP is characterized by...
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13
Jun
2014

Hepatitis C Screening

The USPSTF reccomends screening for hepatitis C in ALL individuals born between 1945 and 1965 (age 49-69) thats a huge chunk of our patient population! It also reccomends screening for individuals regardless of age who are at risk. It is a grade B reccomendation. From rounding on GI and discussing...
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13
Jun
2014

FRIDAY TEASER 6/13

68 year old male presents with Dyspnea on exertion for the past 3 years. He complains of a dry cough and has a 50 pack year smoking history but quit 8 years ago. Past medical history is significant for coronary artery disease and BPH. Home medications include aspirin, atenolol and...
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12
Jun
2014

Your IPF Patients Have Access to Pirfenidone at Creighton

The 2013 American Thoracic Society Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (available at www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/md_conference_express/ATSIPF/index.php?startid=24#/0) essentially recommends that we SHOULD NOT TREAT patients with IPF given the lack of efficacy of most treatments coupled with the potential toxicity of available agents. However, since that publication was drafted...
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12
Jun
2014

Non C.diff Pseudomembranous Colitis

Hello, I hope everyone has had a chance to explore the blog. I wanted to share with you an Interesting case Shadi and I had while on GI. We had a patient come in with diarrhea after completing a course of antibiotics for sinusitis. We did the usual testing including...
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1
May
2014

Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residents blog The purpose of this blog is to serve as a space for discussion,links to resources,viewing daily report schedule and much more. We are looking forward to developing this blog and hope to make it better as we go along .We would truly appreciate...
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