Resources Authored by: Cynthia Tang

Acute on Chronic Respiratory Failure

Case: A 67 year old female with severe COPD and chronic respiratory failure on home oxygen at 2 L/min (28%) is admitted with symptoms of wheezing, cough, chest congestion and increased shortness of breath. She had increased her home oxygen to 4 L/min (36%) with some...

Admission for UTI and Altered Mental Status

Case:  An otherwise healthy, 85 year old was admitted with fever and altered mental status, no vomiting. Urinalysis showed WBC, RBC and positive nitrite; urine culture ordered (no blood cultures).  IV Cipro and IVF at 100 cc/hr started with clear liquid...

CMS Responds to New Sepsis-3 Definition

The newly proposed Sepsis-3 definition has been the subject of great controversy and consternation since its publication in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on February 23, 2016.  That controversial definition discarded the concept of SIRS...

CMS Responds to New Sepsis-3 Definition

The newly proposed Sepsis-3 definition has been the subject of great controversy and consternation since its publication in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on February 22, 2016. That controversial definition discarded the concept of SIRS as the...

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Case:  A 78 year old female is admitted to the hospital with GI bleeding. Past medical history includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) for which she has had a Greenfield filter placed in the inferior vena cava (IVC) and been maintained on Xarelto for 2 years....
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