How Does Thiamine Deficiency Result in an Elevated Lactate?
February 1, 2023
Case A 50-year-old male with a medical history of severe alcohol use disorder and type 2 diabetes mellitus presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath and dry cough. Initial...
Should You Feed Patients Admitted for IBD Flares?
January 3, 2023
Case: A 26-year-old woman with a history of poorly controlled Crohn’s Disease (CD) presents to the emergency department (ED) with complaints of progressively worsening diarrhea for the past two...
Cephalosporins: How Vital Are They in a Hospitalist’s Toolkit?
December 1, 2022
Case A 57-year-old female with a history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus presented to the emergency department with complaints of chills, fever, and productive cough progressively worsening...
Beyond the Basics: How Should We Manage Acute Pain in Hospitalized Patients with OUD?
November 1, 2022
Case A 23-year-old male with opioid use disorder (OUD) with intravenous use is hospitalized with a fever and several weeks of back pain. He is diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...
How Do You Address Ongoing In-hospital Substance Use Among Adults with SUD?
October 3, 2022
Case A 28-year-old man with a past medical history notable for severe opioid use disorder and aortic valve endocarditis requiring valve replacement was admitted with recurrent bacteremia, prosthetic...
How to Treat Heart Failure: New Updates
August 1, 2022
Case A 76-year-old man with a medical history of congestive heart failure (CHF) with left ventricular ejection fraction of 30%, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and recent hospitalization for CHF...
Alcohol Withdrawal: Looking Beyond Benzodiazepines
June 1, 2022
Case Mr. Smith is a 48-year-old man with alcohol use disorder (AUD) and compensated cirrhosis who presented to the emergency department with alcohol withdrawal. He had been consuming one pint of...