Stephanie Wilsey, MD
59-year-old male with prostate cancer status post laser therapy (POD 14) presents with hematuria (bright red blood and clots) and difficulty urinating. Post void residual volume is 400cc. Urinary catheter is placed. Hemoglobin is stable and patient would like to be discharged with follow up with urology in 2 days. Should patients be placed on prophylaxis systemic antibiotics?
Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence and Evisceration After Total Hysterectomy
Incidence of vaginal cuff dehiscence after hysterectomy ranges from 0.14-4.1%.
Risk factors include post-operative infection, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, early return to sexual intercourse, constipation
Surgical emergency with risk of bowel necrosis.
Lemierre Syndrome is thrombophlebitis with infectious involvement of the carotid sheath vessels and bacteremia. It is an extremely rare condition also known as jugular vein suppurative thrombophlebitis, postanginal sepsis and necrobacillosis, which usually affects previously healthy / young adults (approx. 20 y/o).
An elderly female patient presents with abdominal pain and distention with no bowel movement in 1 week. Labwork shows a Cr of 8 from baseline of 1 with a normal lactate. Click for further information about her diagnosis.
A 50 year old male with a recent lung mass resection presents with chills and diffuse burning rash. Patient was well appearing and afebrile. There were no mucosal lesions. Initial lab testing was significant for a leukocytosis of 19 with 89% neutrophils. Patient was started on steroids and observed in the hospital.
After reading the Back to the Basics post below, you decide you need a urine sample for your febrile infant. Can you use a urine collection bag? It just seems easier for everyone involved, right? Click to see why that is the wrong answer.