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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Announcement from Better Blood Use: Case 6 is posted

The case management commentary for Case 5 was posted yesterday and the patient presentation for Case 6 is now posted.

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Case 6 (9/01/2013): Patient Presentation

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/63zhu6qqnhk9xjndud4d …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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Case 5 (8/25/2013): Case Management Commentary

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/sx09b52n33ry4n3a7r87 … You must download the file after opening the link in box.net, or you will not be able to easily see all of the information in the file. This case

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The Joint Commission has posted proposed requirements for a “New Patient Blood Management Certification Program”

http://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/field_reviews.aspx?StandardsFieldReviewId=mgiLWAa2c%2ffqDEcUno8%2fP%2f01%2bWyr%2btbPQkQY%2b0m8cu0%3d Standards Field Reviews jointcommission.org Start Date: August 29, 2013 End Date: October 10, 2013 The Joint Commission’s Laboratory Accreditation program is developing a Patient Blood Management certification program for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals. Patient blood management…

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Case 5 (8/25/2013): Subsequent Patient Management

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/6ofui9v59c4yd4en02a7 Case 5 is a 63 year-old female patient who presents with gastroenteritis, symptomatic ascites and lower extremity edema due to diffuse metastatic breast carcinoma (liver, bone and retroperitoneal lymph nodes).

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Case 5 (8/25/2013): Patient Presentation

Click this link to download Case 5 file from box.com:https://app.box.com/s/el7wducfr53soz2zt1pa Case 5 is a 63 year-old female patient who presents with gastroenteritis, symptomatic ascites and lower extremity edema due to diffuse metastatic breast carcinoma (liver, bone and retroperitoneal lymph nodes).

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