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Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia and Steroids

The Bottom Line: Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia has been reported to respond to corticosteroids with clinico-radiographic resolution in 70-80% of cases. Treatment duration is lengthy, and despite this, recurrences and late recurrences are common. Presumed Dx: Renal-pulmonary syndrome. Clinical Question: What … Continue reading

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In a patient with a history of pathological fracture and lytic lesions in the hip, how do the whole-body CT and skeletal survey compare in efficiency and utility in diagnosing multiple myeloma?

Gleeson TG, et al. Accuracy of whole-body low-dose multidetector CT (WBLDCT) versus skeletal survey (SS) in the detection of myelomatous lesions, and correlation of disease distribution with whole-body MRI (WBMRI).  Skeletal Radiol. 2009 Mar;38(3):225-36. PubMed PMID: 19009290. Objective: To compare … Continue reading

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Is long-term treatment with clopidogrel recommended for patients with acute coronary syndrome?

The 2011 ACCF (American College of Cardiology Foundation)/AHA (American Heart Association) focused update incorporated into the ACC (American College of Cardiology)/AHA 2007 guidelines on managing patients with unstable angina (UA)/non–ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) recommend that clopidogrel be continued for up to … Continue reading

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