Monthly Archives: September 2013

Case 9 (9/29/13): Patient Presentation

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/vgcul24z99kz5nyr9kp9 … This 30 year-old obstetrical patient was admitted for labor at 38 4/7 weeks. The admission hemoglobin is 10.0 gm/dL. Three months prior to admission the hematocrit was 32%. Twins

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Case 8 (9/22/2013): Subsequent Patient Management

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/n75cfab3ks64b2mqanq0 …This 60 year-old male patient was admitted acute/chronic renal failure, pleural effusion and ascites. He underwent dialysis the day after admission. The following day bleeding was noted from the PC

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Case 8 (9/22/2013): Patient Presentation

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/hm7ql19ixgfmyuye1r2h …This 60 year-old male patient was admitted with acute/chronic renal failure, pleural effusion and ascites. He underwent dialysis the day after admission. The following day bleeding was noted from the

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Case 7 (9/08/2013): Management Commentary

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/yrx1bk5vv4l6m4aaycs8 … This 112 year-old male was admitted with shortness of breath and was placed on broad spectrum antibiotic coverage. The hemoglobin on admission is 11.4 gm/dL and declined to 8.3

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Case 7 (9/08/2013): Subsequent Patient Management

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/5u4kxkw7q0483qcqwmlv … This 112 year-old male was admitted with shortness of breath and was placed on broad spectrum antibiotic coverage. You may assume that information not listed in the patient case

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Announcement from Better Blood Use: Case 6 and 7

The final management commentary for Case 6 was posted on Friday and the patient presentation for Case 7 was posted yesterday. Case 7 is a 112 year-old male was admitted with shortness of breath and placed on broad spectrum antibiotic

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Case 7 (9/08/2013): Patient Presentation

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/es8sakqakxozcwyakroo … This 112 year-old male was admitted with shortness of breath and placed on broad spectrum antibiotic coverage. You may assume that information not listed in the patient case sheet

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Case 6 (9/01/2013): Case Management Commentary

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/rnq4f9lpuyhz1obzhsc8 …Case 6 is a 22 year-old male who presents with sudden onset of intense jaundice. Fever, chills, myalgia, poor appetite and intermittent diarrhea developed one week prior to ER. You must

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Case 6 (9/01/2013): Subsequent Patient Management

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/exokq95vd63ktbaylmxy …Case 6 is a 22 year-old male who presents with sudden onset of intense jaundice. Fever, chills, myalgia, poor appetite and intermittent diarrhea developed one week prior to ER. He

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Transfusion Strategies for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding N Engl J Med January 3, 2013 368:11-21 Vilanueva, et. al.

Compared with a liberal transfusion strategy (9 gm/dL), a restrictive strategy (7 gm/dL) significantly improved outcomes in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. nejm.org nejm.org

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