06/07/12


Why is note-taking, or documentation, important as part of the ACGME core competency Professionalism with regard to anti-fraud and the Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC)?

Medicaid program; recovery audit contractors. Final rule. Fed Regist. 2011 Sep 16;76(180):57808-44. [Abstract] PMID 21938888

Medical Subject Headings

  • Financial Audit/*legislation & jurisprudence
  • Medicaid/economics/*legislation & jurisprudence

National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association Headquarters. Washington, DC. Consumer Info & Action: What is health care fraud?

Presenters:
Amaraja Kanitkar, MD, Internal Medicine Resident
Ramya Vejella, MD, Internal Medicine Resident
Kristen Erickstad, MD, Internal Medicine Resident

Lib: DD

05/24/12


The following citations address questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of thrombocytopenia.

Linkins LA, Dans AL, Moores LK, Bona R, Davidson BL, Schulman S, Crowther M. Treatment and prevention of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Chest. 2012 Feb;141(2 Suppl):e495S-530S. [Abstract] PMID 22315270

Medical Subject Headings

  • Anticoagulants/*adverse effects/*therapeutic use
  • *Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Fibrinolytic Agents/*adverse effects/*therapeutic use
  • Heparin/*adverse effects/*therapeutic use
  • *Societies, Medical
  • Thrombocytopenia/blood/*chemically induced/diagnosis/*drug therapy
  • Thrombosis/blood/*drug therapy

Koyfman A, Brem E, Chiang VW. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Nov;27(11):1085-8; quiz 1089-90. [Abstract] PMID 22068077

Medical Subject Headings

  • *Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic/diagnosis/etiology/physiopathology/therapy

Loirat C, Fremeaux-Bacchi V. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2011 Sep 8;6:60. [Abstract] PMID 21902819

Medical Subject Headings

  • *Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome/epidemiology/genetics/physiopathology/therapy

Pels SG. Current therapies in primary immune thrombocytopenia. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2011 Sep;37(6):621-30. Epub 2011 Nov 18. [Abstract] PMID 22102265

Medical Subject Headings

  • Blood Platelets/*immunology/pathology
  • Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic/*immunology/pathology/*therapy

Cuker A, Cines DB. Immune thrombocytopenia. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2010;2010:377-84. [Abstract] PMID 21239822

Medical Subject Headings

  • Thrombocytopenia/epidemiology/etiology/*pathology/therapy

Stasi R, Sarpatwari A, Segal JB, Osborn J, Evangelista ML, Cooper N, Provan D, Newland A, Amadori S, Bussel JB. Effects of eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura: a systematic review. Blood. 2009 Feb 5;113(6):1231-40. Epub 2008 Oct 22. [Abstract] PMID 18945961

Medical Subject Headings

  • Helicobacter Infections/*blood/microbiology
  • Helicobacter pylori/*drug effects
  • *Platelet Count
  • Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic/*blood/microbiology

Nicholas Batterton, MD; Kevin Gallagher, M.D.
Internal Medicine Residents

Lib: JC

05/23/12


What is the importance of endothelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) and KRAS gene mutation in rectal cancer?

Grimminger PP, Danenberg P, Dellas K, Arnold D, Rodel C, Machiels JP, Haustermans K, Debucquoy A, Velenik V, Sempoux C, Bracko M, Holscher AH, Semrau R, Yang D, Danenberg K, Lenz HJ, Vallbohmer D. Biomarkers for cetuximab-based neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 May 15;17(10):3469-77. Epub 2011 May 10. [Abstract] PMID 21558395

Medical Subject Headings

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal/adverse effects/*therapeutic use
  • Biomarkers, Pharmacological/analysis/*metabolism
  • Carcinoma/*drug therapy/genetics/pathology/*radiotherapy
  • Rectal Neoplasms/*drug therapy/genetics/pathology/*radiotherapy
  • Tumor Markers, Biological/analysis/*genetics

Marquardt F, Rodel F, Capalbo G, Weiss C, Rodel C. Molecular targeted treatment and radiation therapy for rectal cancer. Strahlenther Onkol. 2009 Jun;185(6):371-8. Epub 2009 Jun 9. [Abstract] PMID 19506820

Medical Subject Headings

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal/*therapeutic use
  • Drug Delivery Systems/*mortality
  • Radiotherapy, Conformal/*mortality
  • Rectal Neoplasms/*diagnosis/*mortality

Zlobec I, Vuong T, Compton CC, Lugli A, Michel RP, Hayashi S, Jass JR. Combined analysis of VEGF and EGFR predicts complete tumour response in rectal cancer treated with preoperative radiotherapy. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jan 29;98(2):450-6. Epub 2008 Jan 8. [Abstract] PMID 18182986

Medical Subject Headings

  • Adenocarcinoma/*diagnosis/pathology/*radiotherapy/*surgery
  • Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor/*analysis
  • Rectal Neoplasms/*diagnosis/pathology/*radiotherapy/*surgery
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/*analysis

Willett CG, Duda DG, Czito BG, Bendell JC, Clark JW, Jain RK. Targeted therapy in rectal cancer. Oncology (Williston Park). 2007 Aug;21(9):1055-65; discussion 1065, 1070, 1075
passim. [Abstract] PMID 17910311

Medical Subject Headings

  • Antineoplastic Agents/*therapeutic use
  • Epidermal Growth Factor/*antagonists & inhibitors
  • Rectal Neoplasms/*drug therapy/surgery
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/*antagonists & inhibitors

Case Presenter: Mindi Kavanaugh, MD, Internal Medicine Resident
Moderator: Tannaz Armaghany, MD, Internal Medicine Faculty

Lib: DD

05/17/12


What are the diagnostic and treatment criteria for adenopathies, particularly lymphoadenopathy?

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Last Modified: 07/28/2011.
Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®)

Ferrer R.
Lymphadenopathy: differential diagnosis and evaluation. Am Fam Physician. 1998 Oct 15;58(6):1313-20. [Abstract] PMID 9803196

Medical Subject Headings

  • Lymphatic Diseases/*diagnosis/epidemiology/*etiology

UptoDate. 2012
Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Freeman A.S., Friedberg, J.W., Aster J.C.

UptoDate. 2012
Evaluation of Peripheral Lymphadenopathy in Adults
Fletcher, R.H.

Presenters: Billy Branch, MD; Katie Root, MD
Internal Medicine Residents

Lib: TT

05/10/12


When and why test for thrombophilia in patients and their families?

Lijfering WM, Brouwer JL, Veeger NJ, Bank I, Coppens M, Middeldorp S, Hamulyak K, Prins MH, Buller HR, van der Meer J. Selective testing for thrombophilia in patients with first venous thrombosis: results from a retrospective family cohort study on absolute thrombotic risk for currently known thrombophilic defects in 2479 relatives. Blood. 2009 May 21;113(21):5314-22. Epub 2009 Jan 12. [Abstract] PMID 19139080

Medical Subject Headings

  • Thrombophilia/*diagnosis/epidemiology/genetics
  • Venous Thrombosis/blood/*epidemiology/*etiology

Middeldorp S. Is thrombophilia testing useful? Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2011;2011:150-5. [Abstract] PMID 22160027

Medical Subject Headings

  • *Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
  • Thrombophilia/complications/*diagnosis/epidemiology

Justin Lewis, MD, Internal Medicine Resident
Lib: DD

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