Post Cards from San Diego (ATS 2018)

Wow! Amazing work by Drs. Whitehurst, Robinson, Bautista, Subramanian, and McGraw at ATS 2018. Thanks for representing us! See below for pictures with special guest Dr. Ghamande:

Protected: Dr. Rhodehouse’s BP QI Project

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Protected: 5/18 Newsletter + Dr. Lau’s Financial Literacy Book Recs

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Details for South Texas ACP. We’re hosting! – May 25 2018

  The election of the South Texas ACP Representative to the Board of Directors for the Texas ACP will be at noon during STACP.  Our very own Jerry Fan will be running for this position so come out to show your support at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Here’s a list of the presentations …

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We beg to DIFFer

Thanks to Drs. Bautista and Metting on B team for sharing their C. Diff case. Attached is the 2013 C Diff Guidelines from the ACG. IDSA recently updated their guidelines which also placed an emphasis on PO Vanc as first line therapy for the majority of C. Diff cases. (Contains 1 attachments.)

Newsletter + Website Facelifts

If you had difficulty opening the newsletter because it was sent from an external sender – let us know! In the meantime, we’ve attached it to this post as a PDF for posterity’s sake. On another note, we’re making slow changes to BSWIMED. Before transitioning to the next year we’ll have the ‘About Us’ and …

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Q Fever – Late to the Party – VA MR (043018)

We’ve all been there. That lingering lab that you’re sure is going to be negative. In this case, Dr. Simon presents a case of FUO with serologies returning as Q Fever. “Endocarditis is the most commonly identified manifestation of chronic Q fever and is fatal if untreated” but only 12% of cases have evidence of …

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Nivo Induced MG and Myositis – VA MR (050218)

Our thanks to  Dr. Khalaf and VA Team 2 for putting together this very interesting case of a PD-1 inhibitor leading to immune-associated adverse effect. We’d also like to give a shoutout to Jonny Espinoza for helping put the powerpoint together. (Contains 1 attachments.)

Trials and Fribulations – Capstone by Andrew Schleuning

I promise this isn’t turning into a DOAC-centric post series. At his capstone Dr. Schleuning focused on the following: Strategies for the prevention of stroke and thromboembolism in AFIB Management of haemorrhage with DOACs Current indications for management with left atrial appendage closure devices (Contains 1 attachments.)

DOAC Review – VA MR (042518)

  If you didn’t get to join us at the VA this morning you really missed out. Sydney (PGY1 with Pharmacy) did a solid job reviewing DOACs and some high points. She’ll be joining us at BSW next year for her Pharmacy PGY2 year. Enjoy! (Contains 1 attachments.)