Category Archives: Prognosis

EUH Hunt Conference: What is the treatment for insulinomas?

The Bottom Line:  Diet: small frequent meals throughout the day and in them idle of the night to prevent hypoglycemia (DynaMed Plus, 2017). Medications: Diazoxide is administered to suppress insulin release. For incurable islet cell carcinomas, steptozocin is the best … Continue reading

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EUH Hunt Conference: What are the treatments and outcomes for anti-GABA(B) associated encephalitis with small-cell lung cancer?

The Bottom Line: GABA(B) encephalitis shows typical clinical patterns of afebrile limbic encephalitis and intractable seizures, and is associated with small-cell lung cancer. Immunomodulation and cancer chemotherapy often improve the neurological deficits (Kim et al 2014). Patients with small-cell lung … Continue reading

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EUH Resident Report: What is antisynthetase syndrome?

The Bottom Line: Antisynthetase syndrome is a clinical condition characterized by arthritis, mechanic’s hand sign, interstitial lung disease (ILD), fever, Raynaud’s phenomenon, and myositis. ILD is the most severe manifestation, occurring in approximately 80% of antisynthetase syndrome patients, and is … Continue reading

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Outcomes for near syncope/presyncope and syncope

Bottom line: Patients who present to the emergency department with near syncope and syncope are likely to have similar prevalence, etiology, prognosis, critical interventions, and adverse outcomes. Patients with near syncope are less likely to be admitted. Sources Grossman, Shamai … Continue reading

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Review of pyoderma gangrenosum

Gameiro, Ana, et al. “Pyoderma gangrenosum: challenges and solutions.” Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology 8(2015):285-93.

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How can the Simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI) be used to manage patients presenting with a pulmonary embolism?

The Bottom Line:  The Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index is a validated tool for predicting 30-day mortality in patients presenting at the hospital with PE.  The Simplified PESI (sPESI) predicts 30-day mortality with accuracy similar to the PESI And can assist … Continue reading

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Review of acute tubular necrosis (ATN)

Section for acute tubular necrosis within the following book is useful as a review of the condition. Watnick, S., & Dirkx, T. (2015). Kidney disease. In M. A. Papadakis, S. J. McPhee, & M. W. Rabow. Current medical diagnosis and … Continue reading

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