Tag Archives: Hepatitis
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The Eyes Are Useless When the Mind Is Blind: A Rare Case of Anton-Babinski Syndrome in Hepatic Encephalopathy

Anton-Babinski syndrome is a condition in which patients deny vision loss despite objective evidence. They further confabulate to support their stance. Cortical blindness is the loss of vision caused by a unilateral or bilateral lesion in the occipital cortex in the presence of normal anterior visual pathway. Anton syndrome is most commonly due to bilateral […]

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Inadequacies of Physical Examination as a Cause of Medical Errors & Adverse Events

This meta-analysis describes the incidence and outcomes of ischemic hepatitis, with additional focus on patients with ischemic hepatitis who have documented precedent hypotension, acute cardiac events, or sepsis. Background Oversights in the physical examination are a type of medical error not easily studied by chart review. They may be a major contributor to missed or […]

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CME: Hepatitis C Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Management

The American Journal of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, and Elsevier have assembled a multifaceted resource center for primary care physicians and specialists who want to learn more about Hepatitis C screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management. The site includes videos, links to research articles, and links to new guidelines. Check […]

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Hepatitis C Screening Trends

Hepatitis C Screening Trends in a Large Integrated Health System   Abstract Background As new hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapies emerge, only 1%-12% of individuals are screened in the US for HCV infection. Presently, HCV screening trends are unknown. Methods We utilized the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States’ (KPMAS) data repository to investigate HCV antibody screening […]

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