In today’s Cox’s Conference, Dr. Dheepa Sekar presented a case of pancytopenia to expert discussant, Dr. Srikanth Nagalla, with additional commentary from our general internal medicine guru, Dr. Eric Steen. We will review the evaluation, pathology, and differential diagnosis in pancytopenia. Comments from our expert discussants are paraphrased in bold. Continue reading Cox’s Conference: A case of pancytopenia→
In today’s Cox’s Conference, Dr. Brad Peden presented a case of subacute left wrist and hand pain and swelling in the setting of known hidradenitis suppurativa to our fearless leader, Dr. Kazi. We will review the evaluation and differential diagnosis of hand and wrist pain and discuss a classification of autoinflammatory/autoimmune diseases along a theoretical continuum. Comments by Dr. Kazi are paraphrased in bold. Continue reading Cox’s Conference: A case of hand swelling→
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Starting with a tribute to Dr. Foster, this edition features among other things, effects of opioids on hypoglycemia, emergency-only vs standard hemodialysis, the role of Fusobacterium in colorectal cancer, romosozumab vs alendronate for fracture prevention, cost effectiveness of PCSK9 inhibitors and zoledronic acid vs denosumab, impact of prognostic discussions on the patient-physician relationship, and results of the How Long and CULPRIT-SHOCK studies, among others. Additionally, we would like to introduce our new section entitled “Arts and Humanities in Medicine”, in which resident viewpoints will be showcased in the form of prose, poetry, and art.
A big thanks to all the contributors, mentors, and our stellar Editors, Dr. Emily Bowen, Dr. Tim Brown, Dr. Stephanie Chiao, and Dr. Christina Yek.
PGY3 Anurag Mehta published an original manuscript in the Journal ‘Atherosclerosis’, titled, ”Inflammation and coronary artery calcification in South Asians: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study”.
In a study evaluating the correlation between inflammation and coronary artery calcification (CAC) among South Asians living in the United States, the authors observed that Inflammatory biomarkers and adipocytokines (hsCRP, TNF-α, leptin, and adiponectin) did not predict or improve the discrimination of CAC in the MASALA study. Their results lend credence to the hypothesis that CAC and inflammation may have a distinct pathophysiology for predisposing South Asians to increased cardiovascular risk.
Congrats Anurag, and thanks to primary mentor Dr. Parag Joshi.
PGY2 Neil Keshvani and PGY1 Corbin Eule published a fascinating case in BMJ case reports this week. Their clinical image, titled, ‘‘Sacral bone cyst treatment resulting in paraplegia” presents a patient with plasmacytoma who underwent bone grafting of a right hip lesion, which was complicated by paraplegia from intraspinal extension of graft cement!
Congrats to Neil and Corbin, and thanks to Dr. Sadeghi for mentoring.