Grand Rounds Recap 02.08.2017

Grand Rounds Recap 02.08.2017

This week we had the distinct privilege to learn about empathy from Dr. Ope Adeoye who explored what empathy looks like from the patient's perspective - and why it's difficult to be truly empathic as a young physician. We puzzled over a CPC case of severe chest pain in a young woman. Dr. Harty taught us about the not-so-elusive TACO and TRALI among other transfusion reactions. Finally, Dr. Wurster-Ovalle gave us some pointers on management of unvaccinated children with fever in the ED.

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Grand Rounds Recap - 11/19/2014

Grand Rounds Recap - 11/19/2014

Mortality and Morbidity Conference with Dr. Gozman

Thrombocytopenia

Always consider medications as a key cause of throbocytopenia

Recommendations for platelet transfusion currently include:

  • Patients on chemotherapy with <10K
  • Patients requiring central venous access with <20K
  • Patients requiring an LP with <50K
  • Patients requiring non-neurologic surgical interventions with <50K
  • Patients requiring CNS surgical intervention with <80K

There is not data to support platelet transfusion in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage on an antiplatetlet agent

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