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Chiefs' Blog

Journal Club App!

The Evidence: Classic and influential studies every medicine resident should know was published by one of our outstanding cardiology fellows, Jon Soverow. Its available on Amazon for $23 with 5 star reviews! But he just released a version on the Apple app store for both the iPhone and iPad. Its only $.99 for the first two weeks of July. The easiest way to find it is to search for "The Evidence: classic studies." 

Chief's Rounds with Dr. Tillisch

Thanks to Dr. Tillisch and Cody Dashiell-Earp for an insightful Chief's Rounds yesterday!  Dr. Tillisch discussed two new interesting articles from the NEJM on sepsis resuscitation. The PROCESS Trial evaluated protocol-based resuscitation of patients with septic shock vs. usual care, and ultimately found that protocol-based resuscitation did not improve outcomes.  A study of High versus Low Blood-Pressure Target in Patients with Septic Shock demonstrated that targeting a MAP of 80-85 as compared to 65-70 mm Hg did not result in significant mortality differences at 28 or 90 days.  However, in patients with chronic hypertension, those with lower blood pressure targets experienced higher blood creatinine levels and increased need for renal-replacement therapy than those with higher blood pressure targets. Dr. Tillisch reminds us to remember the clinical history and context of each of our patients throughout the plan of care.

Dinner Dance 2014

2014 Internal Medicine Graduation Dinner Dance!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Covel Commons; Cocktails at 7PM, Dinner at 8PM

Congratulations to our very own Jim O'Keefe for winning the Outpatient Teaching Award, and Nimesh Patel, winner of the Resident Teaching Award!

Resident Report

Brian Lichtenstein gave a masterful review of drug-induced thrombocytopenia on 5/6/14 - see it here!


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SMH Journal Club

Santa Monica Hospital Journal club next Monday, 5/19/14 is being presented by Ian Mecham, facilitated by Dr. William Reid.  Please use the link below to access the article and come for a good discussion!

A Randomized Trial of Protocol-Based Care for Early Septic Shock (The ProCESS Trial)



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