You are reviewing your morning labs and the platelet count is awfully low. You start working through your differentials for thrombocytopenia and as you go through your list, you consider Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). You glance over the medication administration record and there it is, your patient has been getting heparin. So should you be concerned … Continue reading When are you concerned about HIT?
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How do you manage C. Difficile Infections?
Diagnosis Q. When do you suspect a Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI)? Symptoms of unexplained and new onset ≥3 unformed stools in 24 hours plus high clinical suspicion. ex. Recent use of certain antibiotics increases risk for CDIs. https://media.giphy.com/media/lOgyStVYDNPwqoonVG/giphy.gif Q. What is the best diagnostic test/method for C Difficile? Stool toxin + NAAT; GDH + toxin … Continue reading How do you manage C. Difficile Infections?
How are we managing Asthma in 2019?
A study published in NEJM May 2019, Controlled Trial of Budesonide-Formoterol as Needed for Mild Asthma, contributed to a major change in the Global Initiative of Asthma (GINA) recommendations. Brief Study Overview This was a 52-week, randomized, open-label, parallel-group, controlled trial which was conducted at 16 trial centers in New Zealand, UK, Italy and Australia.It … Continue reading How are we managing Asthma in 2019?
What are we sharing?
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.— Albert Schweitzer Dear Readers, Thank you for visiting Inspira MedEd: Inspira's Internal Medicine Resident Education Blog! As part of the new year (2020), I am excited to bring this new project … Continue reading What are we sharing?