Hiral Choksi

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Septic arthritis

Septic arthritis I. What every physician needs to know. While non-gonococcal arthritis is not the most common cause of a monoarticular arthritis, it is the most destructive. If not recognized early it can lead to rapid cartilage and joint destruction, and even carries a 7-15% in hospital mortality with antibiotics. It must be considered and…

DVT prevention

I. Problem / Challenge. Pulmonary embolism (PE) resulting from deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is considered the most common preventable cause of hospital death. Without prophylaxis, estimated venous thromboembolism (VTE) incidence in hospitalized patients ranges from 10-26% in general medical patients, to 40-60% in those undergoing knee or hip surgery, to as much as 80% in…

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