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Educating Health Professionals in the Era of Ubiquitous Information
Dr. Charles “Chuck” Friedman, an internationally known biomedical informatics scholar and health IT expert, will give a talk as part of the Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Monday, December 17. This is a reprise of a ...
A Vision for How Technology will Change the Work of the HSC by the Year 2020
On June 29, 2010, the HSC Executive Leadership Council participated in a 3-hour retreat to envision how technology will change the way we work at the HSC across all mission areas by the year 2020. The purpose of the ...
Clinical vignette: Leaching liver lesions: a case of invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess syndrome
Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscesses are becoming more prevalent in the United States and have the ability to spread to several sites via septic embolization. 8-15% of patients have infections at other anatomical sites ...
Making Microbiology Culture Data Usable In a Health Information Exchange: Alerting Infection Preventionists About Patients with Multi-Drug-Resistant Organisms
Outbreaks of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria among hospitalized patients have elicited national attention and underscored the danger of healthcare-associated infections. When patients visit more than one hospital, ...
Heat Trap: How to treat Vehicular Hyperthermia in Children
(Journal of Emergency Medical Services, 2013-07)
Vehicular hyperthermia is an uncommon but preventable cause of heat stroke in young children. As children are placed out of sight in the back seat of vehicles, the incidence of deaths due to vehicular hyperthermia has ...
Clinical vignette: Ataxia and rash in a patient undergoing Hepatitis C treatment
Case Presentation: A 60-year-old man with hepatitis C and gout presented to our hospital with rash and ataxia. He was on week 10 of treatment for hepatitis C with peginterferon, ribavirin, and telaprevir. One week before ...
Clinical vignette: Trust but verify: When believing the patient leads the doctor astray
Case Presentation: A 27-year-old woman with reported sickle-cell disease, protein C deficiency, pulmonary embolism (PE), and recent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia was admitted for sickle ...
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Clinical vignette: CONNed out of a diagnosis: a case of an ectopic ACTH-secreting tumor
Ectopic ACTH-secreting tumors represent a rare clinical entity which can cause a secondary Cushing’s syndrome. These hormone-secreting tumors can result in a syndrome that shares many clinical features of primary ...