Von Willebrand Disease is the most common of the inherited bleeding disorders. Do you remember that there is more than one "type" of Von Willebrand Disease? Remember which type you should NOT use DDVAVP on? Read on for a quick overview.
An elderly female patient presents with abdominal pain and distention with no bowel movement in 1 week. Labwork shows a Cr of 8 from baseline of 1 with a normal lactate. Click for further information about her diagnosis.
In 2010, there were approximately 535,000 ED visits for foreign bodies. Approximately 80-90% of ingested foreign bodies pass through the GI tract without complications while the rest require intervention. What are some basics that you need to know about foreign bodies that ingested, aspirated and inserted?
Neutropenic Enterocolitis aka typhlitis, necrotizing enterocolitis, ileocecal syndrome
- intestinal mucosal wall edema and disruption of wall integrity in a neutropenic patient
- Weakened immune system --> intestinal overgrowth --> invasion of opportunistic bacteria.
- May lead to sepsis and bowel perforation.
- Mortality 22%-50%.
This week's post comes courtesy of our ED pharmacist Rachel Rafeq. Surprise! Metronidazole is no longer first line therapy for c-diff infections! Check out this handy table for the updated guidelines from the Infectious Disease Society of America for the latest treatment regimens