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Infectious Disease Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AMINTRODUCTION: Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a live attenuated bacterium derived from Mycobacterium bovis. When given intravesicularly, BCG is an effective form of immunotherapy for early-stage bladder cancer. Intravesical BCG treatment is usua...

Infectious Disease Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AMINTRODUCTION: Cryptococcus neoformans (C. neoformans) can cause potentially life threatening infections in an immunocompromised host, commonly patients on long term steroids, HIV and transplant recipients.

Black Lungs in a Crack Enthusiast.

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Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Cocaine use is widespread in the United States, with 5 to 8 million current abusers. The principal method of intoxication is smoked cocaine, often referred to as "crack". It is the most commonly used illicit drug among pa...

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is characterized by diffuse inflammation of lung parenchyma. Symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath. Chest imaging often shows micronodules and fibrosis that can be diffic...

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: HLH is a rare lethal disease caused by mutations in genes crucial to the cytolytic secretory pathway, resulting in induced apoptosis of target cells by perforin and granzymes(1). few patients worldwide are reported to hav...

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Hemoptysis as a result of cardiac perforation by a pacemaker/implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) lead is an exceedingly rare complication. It is even more unusual when it presents without pneumothorax, pericardial eff...

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare disorder which is considered a preinvasive lesion for carcinoid tumors. A spectrum of pulmonary neuroendocrine cell tumors (NET) ranging fro...

A Unique Case of Chest Pain.

Added: 2014-10-01 08:00:00

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Iatrogenic intercostal lung hernia is a rare clinical entity. Sternotomy resulting in costocondral separation along with injury to the intercostal muscles are important factors in the development of hernia. We report a ca...

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Inferior vena cava agenesis (IVCA) is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. Proposed mechanisms include embryological dysgenesis, intrauterine or perinatal thrombosis. This case is a unique presentation of IVCA manifestin...

AsthmaSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 08:45 AM - 10:00 AMPURPOSE: Severe asthma requires treatment with high dose inhaled corticosteroids plus a second controller to prevent which remain uncontrolled despite this therapy. It has been previously demonstrated exhaled NO (FeNO) is higher during a deterioration in asthma control and would be relat...

Asthma Posters ISESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: Tiotropium Respimat®, a once-daily long-acting anticholinergic bronchodilator, has been shown to be an efficacious and well tolerated add-on to at least ICS in adult patients with symptomatic asthma. We present key safety data from five Phase III, randomized, double-...

Miscellaneous Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Atrial myxoma is a rare benign primary cardiac tumor found mostly in females between ages 30 and 60. Dyspnea on exertion is the presenting symptom of left atrial myxoma, occurring with tumor size (3-6cm).1 Neurologic embolism can occur as...

Miscellaneous Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Mediastinal teratomas are the most common extra-gonadal germ cell tumors; approximately 15% of anterior mediastinal masses in adults. Most affected individuals are asymptomatic and the mass is detected incidentally. Prior publications hav...

Miscellaneous Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Microscopic polyangitis (MPA) is part of a spectrum of vasculitic diseases affecting small to medium sized vessels causing rapid renal failure secondary to glomerulonephritis, non-scarring recurring rash and inflammatory changes in the lu...

Miscellaneous Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) occurs in less than 1% of patients with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) and carries with it a mortality of 27.8%.1 We report the case of a 60-year-old male with HSP, atrial fibrillation (AFib) and an INR ...

ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: Studies have attempted to identify predictors of weaning outcome in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but reports have been inconsistent due to different criteria for ARDS and heterogeneous patient populations. The primary objective of this study was...

ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: High-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) is a mode of mechanical ventilation that may be used as an alternative to conventional ventilation (CV) for patients with severe ARDS and refractory hypoxemia. HFPV is a hybrid mode of ventilation combining low-freq...

ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients requiring mechanical ventilation. While impact of VAP on all-cause mortality is extensively studied in past, the contemporary data for impact of VAP...

ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: In humans fat embolism (FE: from marrow lipids reaching the lung secondary to long bone fracture) is seen early post injury as respiratory insufficiency which clears without intervention. It is commonly believed that there are no long term pulmonary sequelae a...

ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: Despite increasing knowledge about the pathophysiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) treatment options are limited. Management continues to center on supportive care. Recently, the PROSEVA Study Group published data on a large, randomized contr...

ARDS/Lung InjurySESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPURPOSE: Fat embolism (FE) after long bone trauma, cosmetic procedure (liposuction) or related orthopedic surgery will lead to respiratory insufficiency but only few studies have been performed on long term effects of FE in experimental models or on humans with documented FE. Our ...

COPD Diagnosis and Evaluation Posters ISESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: To assess proportion of non-smokers among COPD patients attending a COPD Clinic at a tertiary level medical college hospital and to evaluate associated risk factors, clinical characteristics and spirometric indices in these non-smoking COPD subj...

ARDS/Lung InjurySESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPURPOSE: Multiple advances in the treatment of ARDS were been made in the past two decades. However, meta-analyses conducted to study trends in mortality from ARDS during this time period had conflicting results. Our goal was to examine ARDS mortality trends from 1996-2011 using t...

ARDS/Lung InjurySESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPURPOSE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is increasingly being used in patients with refractory acute respiratory distress syndrome (RARDS). Several reports have demonstrated improved survival with early use of ECMO. Management of RARDS varies among critical care provid...

ARDS/Lung InjurySESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPURPOSE: To identify outcome improvement factors in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) patients according to the new Berlin diagnostic criteria and managed with lung protective ventilation.METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted on a total number of 41 m...

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