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  • Missouri hospitalist calendar 

    Conference Calendar.
  • Laboratory diagnosis of infections 

    Salzer, William (2013-10)
    Ever wonder what type of culture or test to order to diagnose an infection? Well, the IDSA has published guidelines which are arranged by anatomical site, with lots of tables that tell you what culture, Smear, PCR or ...
  • Ask a pathologist 

    Coberly, Emily; Esebua, Magda (2013-10)
    QUESTION: My patient has a palpable neck mass that is suspicious for malignancy, and I am considering ordering a fine needle aspiration (FNA) versus a core needle or open biopsy. Which type of biopsy will have the fastest ...
  • Diagnostic dilemma 

    Balla, Sudharshan; Dohrmann, Mary (2013-10)
    Questions: 1) A 68-year-old male was admitted for increasing shortness of breath. 2) A 45-year-old African American male presents to ER with increasing weakness.
  • High vitamin B12 level 

    Nistala, Puja (2013-10)
    Vitamin B12/cobalamin functions as an important co-enzyme in the human body and is essential for purine and pyrimidine synthesis. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a very well recognized clinical entity but the conditions leading ...
  • 65-year-old male patient with left sided headache and orbital pain of 2-3 months duration 

    Enezate, Tariq; Sundy, Meryl; Lucchese, Scott; Johnson, Lenworth (2013-10)
    Despite advancement of neurotechnology and neuroimaging, detailed history and examination remain the most important tools for diagnosis of unilateral headache and orbital pain. Headache is a common symptom among all age ...
  • Improving primary prevention of coronary heart disease by increasing documentation of Framingham risk scores 

    Omran, Jad; Koller, Jim; Mittal, Mayank; Bostick, Brian (2013-10)
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, accounting for nearly one-fourth of the deaths in the USA in 2010 [1]. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease with about ...
  • Table of contents 

    Page showing contents of Issue 49.
  • Missouri hospitalist calendar 

    Conference Calendar.
  • Endocarditis 

    Salzer, William (2013-07)
    A recent basic clinical review of Infective Endocarditis in NEJM-Clinical practice.
  • Ask a pathologist 

    Coberly, Emily; Shirshekan, Jonathan; Johannesen, Eric (2013-07)
    QUESTION: I have heard about the recent increase in Paragonimus kellicotti infections in Missouri. If I am suspicious of this diagnosis in one of my patients, how can I test for it?
  • Diagnostic dilemma 

    Balla, Sudharshan (2013-07)
    Questions: 1) A 37 year old female is admitted with increasing dyspnea and orthopnea of 1 week duration. 2) A 68 year old male with history of hypertension was admitted with a blood pressure of 220/120 mm/Hg.
  • Monitoring and metabolic risks with second generation antipsychotics 

    Reiss, Rebecca (2013-07)
    As the armamentarium of antipsychotic medications continues to grow, so does data supporting expansion of their use for conditions beyond schizophrenia. For this reason, providers other than psychiatrists may see increasing ...
  • Table of contents 

    Page showing contents of Issue 48.
  • Missouri hospitalist calendar 

    Conference Calendar.
  • New sepsis guidelines 

    A number of national groups have gotten together and issued new guidelines for the management of severe sepsis and septic shock, led by our former Pulmonary and Critical Care division director Phillip Dellinger.
  • Spot diagnosis 

    Arroyo-Plasencia, Anna; Reno, Hilary (2013-04)
    Question: A 40 year old male presented with a five week history of rash. His primary physician had initially treated him for eczema, without improvement.
  • An electrocardiogram that tells you all you need to know 

    Dohrmann, Mary (2013-04)
    This is a 66 year old woman with progressive dyspnea on exertion for 7 months. Based on the ECG findings, what further evaluation is indicated?
  • Ask a pathologist 

    Coberly, Emily; Tray, Krystal; Miller, William (2013-04)
    QUESTION: A 53 years old female receives transfusion of 2 units of PRBCs. One hour later, she develops acute dyspnea with decreased O2 saturations. Chest x-ray demonstrates new bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. Could ...
  • A case of DRESS syndrome due to Vancomycin 

    Zimmerman, Danielle; Steinmann, William (2013-04)
    Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a severe systemic reaction that usually begins 2-6 weeks after the introduction of the inciting agent. It is most commonly characterized by fever, ...

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