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Abstract | May 5, 2021

My HbA1C is giving me Palpitations

Tachycardia as a presenting symptom is nonspecific and could be due to a variety of disease processes. While cardiovascular causes are often suspected first in the etiology of tachycardia, endocrine related causes should also be considered. This case is about a patient who presented with tachycardia secondary to undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Diabetes Mellitus2

Abstract | November 13, 2020

Obesity a Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19 Morbidity in Pediatric Population: A Case Series

With the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, many studies have been published to determine the spectrum of illness, risk factors, prevention, and treatment strategies. Due to relatively fewer pediatric cases as compared to adults, there is a paucity of clinical data available to fully understand the risk factors and disease course in the pediatric population.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Infectious Disease9

Abstract | November 10, 2020

An unusual cause of abdominal mass in a diabetic patient

An estimated 34 million people suffer from Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in the United States. Diabetes management includes lifestyle modifications, oral hypoglycemic agents or subcutaneous insulin injection. The most common reported skin complications with chronic subcutaneous insulin injection are lipoatrophy and ipohypertrophy.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 6, 2020

Risk Factors for Developing Complications Post Thyroidectomy

Preoperative planning is a strong predictor for the success of thyroid surgery. In our study, we examine postoperative thyroidectomy outcomes to evaluate modifiable risk factors in the preoperative setting. We hypothesize patients undergoing thyroidectomy will have no difference in complication rates amongst General surgeons compared to ENT physicians, and no difference in complication rates between the different thyroidectomy procedures.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Surgery & Surgical Specialties23 Thyroid Disorders1

Abstract | November 6, 2020

Improving Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus control by a multidisciplinary approach at BHCC

Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus are two chronic diseases that have a tremendous healthcare impact associated to social determinants. Diabetes mellitus affects at least 34 million Americans in 2020, according to the National Diabetes Statistics Report of 2020 and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2018.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease5 Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Hypertension1 Diabetes Mellitus2

Abstract | November 6, 2020

A Rare Case of Tuberculosis Presenting as Vocal Cord Nodule, Submental Abscess and Tracheoesophageal Fistula in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Among transplant recipients, atypical bacterial infections are not uncommon. Tuberculosis (TB) can have unusual manifestations, especially in immunocompromised hosts. Diagnosis of TB should be considered if a patient born in TB-endemic area presents with unusual symptoms.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Infectious Disease9 Pulmonary Disease6

Abstract | October 28, 2020

Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Widened anion gap metabolic acidosis is encountered in the emergency department with regularity and has a limited differential diagnosis. We present a case where the etiology was not immediately apparent but was eventually determined to be caused by the recent initiation of dapagliflozin, a SGLT2 inhibitor, for the management of Type 2 diabetes.

Posted in: Emergency & Disaster Medicine5 Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7