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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single stranded, positive sense, RNA virus belonging to the family Flaviviridae and is the only member of the genus Hepacivirus. What patients should be treated? The FDA approval of multiple direct-acting antiviral regimens for HCV has ushered…
Hospital Medicine


I. What every physician needs to know. Schizophrenia is a common mental illness that is typically characterized by positive symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions, disorganized speech; and negative symptoms such as a flat affect or poverty of speech, and impairments in cognition including attention, memory and executive functions. Patients with a first onset of…
Hospital Medicine

Depression and Bipolar

I. What every physician needs to know. Depression and mania are serious disease states with significant morbidity and mortality. Patients with depressive symptoms should be screened for active suicidality, and if present, should be hospitalized if they are high risk. Mania is a medical emergency. Most patients with a manic episode should be hospitalized and…
Gastroenterology Hepatology

Approach to the patient with constipation

Overview A clear distinction must be established between acute, episodic constipation and chronic constipation. Acute constipation is experienced by nearly every person at some point and can be simply described as self-limited difficult or infrequent defecation. Chronic constipation is difficult defecation experienced for more than 12 weeks, which need not be consecutive, that is characterized…
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