Recruitment lecture 12.16.2019

Today at conference we presented a elderly patient with history of aortic dissection presenting with weight loss and fever without other localizing symptoms. Exam revealed hepatosplenomegaly. Extensive workup for infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic etiologies showed pancytopenia, transaminitis, hepatosplenomegaly with some increased FDG uptake on PET CT and reactive changes on BM with noncaseating granulomas. Further … Continue reading Recruitment lecture 12.16.2019

A simple aspiration? Live from the Wards 12.18.2018

We heard a case of a 78 year old male with no significant past medical history who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the past 4 months (MOCA 14/30). Important teaching points: Elderly patients who are found down can have significant muscle weakness especially in the lower extremities that can take several days to resolve. … Continue reading A simple aspiration? Live from the Wards 12.18.2018