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Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia
May 19 2017

Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

Morning Report

Thank you Dr. John Hollowed for an excellent presentation on acute promyelocytic leukemia

Teaching Points

  • APL accounts for 5-20% of AML cases
  • Increased incidence in people with prior cytotoxic therapy
  • Presents with complications of pancytopenia, weakness, fatigue, infections, increased bruising/bleeding, DIC
  • Diagnosis: bone marrow analysis and confirmation with PCR, FISH, or cytogenic analysis
  • Treatment is All-trans Retinoic Acid (ATRA)
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Huntington’s Disease
May 15 2017

Huntington’s Disease

Morning Report

Presented by Dr. Liza Buchbinder

Moderated by Chief Resident

Thank you Dr. Liza Buchbinder for an excellent presentation on Huntington’s Disease

Teaching Points

  • Etiology: Autosomal dominant; Drug induced (antipsychotics, estrogen containing); Endocrine (thyrotoxicosis, hyperglycemia); pregnancy (chorea gravidarum); streptococcal infection (Sydenham chorea); autoimmune (SLE, APLS); neurodegenerative d/o of basal ganglia.
  • Associated w/ parkinsonism, impulsiveness, psychiatric disorders, and dementia.
  • Treatment is symptomatic
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TCA Induced Cardiotoxicity
Apr 03 2017

TCA Induced Cardiotoxicity

Morning Report

Presented by Dr. Daniel Jimenez

Moderated by Chief Residents

Thank you Dr. Daniel Jimenez for an excellent presentation on TCA induced cardiotoxicity Teaching Points Clinical presentation: anticholinergic sx (urinary retention, constipation), CNS (seizures, coma), acidosis, arrythmias ECG: prolonged QRS/PR/QT --> predisposes for ventricular arrhythmias) Management: supportive care, benzos for seizures,…

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