I Got a Fever, and the Only Prescription is More Blood Cultures?

I Got a Fever, and the Only Prescription is More Blood Cultures?

How many times have you ordered blood cultures when called about a patient having a fever? The “culture when spikes” dogma has become ingrained in inpatient culture. Well let’s exam that. How helpful are cultures? When should cultures be ordered if at all?

Read More
1 Comment

Chief Corner: Motivations and Aids for Smoking Cessation

Chief Corner: Motivations and Aids for Smoking Cessation

A recent NEJM article got me thinking about the effective motivations and aids to be used for smoking cessation

Read More
2 Comments

Chief's Corner: Infective Endocarditis

Chief's Corner: Infective Endocarditis

JAMA recently release a review of infective endocarditis. We’ll take some time to discuss some of the most interesting and nuanced aspects of the article

Read More
Comment

Chief Corner: Aspiration Pneumonitis vs. Aspiration Pneumonia

Chief Corner: Aspiration Pneumonitis vs. Aspiration Pneumonia

Chief’s Corner focuses on high yield information and important new studies. Check out the new post from the chiefs about the differences between aspiration pneumonitis and aspiration pneunomia as well as the features that can help differentiate the two diagnoses.

Read More
/Source

Chief Corner: the SYGMA 1 trial

Chief Corner: the SYGMA 1 trial

Chief’s Corner focuses on high yield information and important new studies. Check out the new post from the chiefs about the recently published SYGMA 1 Trial - does an as needed inhaled steroid help in asthma?

Read More
/Source

Chief Corner: Continuous Electrocardiographic Monitoring

Chief Corner: Continuous Electrocardiographic Monitoring

Chief’s Corner focuses on high yield information and important new studies. Check out the new post from the chiefs on the indications for continuous electrocardiographic monitoring for admitted patients.

Read More
/Source

Chief Corner: Diagnosis and management of venous stasis ulcerations

Chief Corner: Diagnosis and management of venous stasis ulcerations

Chief’s Corner focuses on high yield information and important new studies. Check out the new post from the chiefs about the key features that differentiate venous stasis ulcers from arterial ulcers.

Read More

Chief Corner: AML

Chief Corner: AML

Chief’s Corner focuses on high yield information and important new studies. Check out the new post from the chiefs about AML. Only 45% of you correctly treated high-risk AML on the last ITE! 

Read More
Comment