UTSWIM Case Report in the News

Another example of the amazing pathology we see at Parkland! A patient case in BMJ case reports has been making big news. Authors Nick Hendren, Senthil Sukumar and Dr. Glazer present a patient with significant alcohol use who went swimming in the Gulf of Mexico after a tattoo, and presented with Vibrio vulnificus sepsis.

Read the case abstract here.

This case currently has an Altmetric score of 450 and rising !! Several news outlets have featured it including CNN , Yahoo , Mens Health and DailyMail.

UTSW residents have had great success publishing with BMJ case reports (http://casereports.bmj.com/). They accept both clinical images and case reports, are fast reviewers, and publish weekly. UTSW has a “fellowship” with them, allowing for free publication (membership number is 849366 which is needed during submission). They have their own template and formatting requirements explained on their website and require their own consent form (they will not accept an article without consent on their form).

This patient was in the ICU for a long time- unfortunately he did not make it despite a 2-month hospitalization. Thanks to the superb team of IM residents that cared for him:
Thalvinder Sangha
Ruth Sacks
Allison Lange
Langdon Stone
Alisha Bent
Thomas Tielleman
Beth Batchelor
Omer Mirza
Jake Hutto
David Wang
Mark Weinreich
David Wang
Carlos Cardenas
Emily Bowen
Bryan Block
Christopher Chase
Stan Atkin
Christian Ngo
Nick Hendren
Senthil Sukumar