Nirav P. Patel, MD, MPH


A Case of "Refractory Asthma"

May 25, 2011

A 43-year-old African American woman presented to the emergency department with severe dyspnea, wheeze, and cough productive of white sputum. Three years earlier, she had been given a diagnosis of asthma based on symptoms of wheeze and cough; her treatment regimen included intermittent use of albuterol.

Abnormal Chest X-Ray in a Drug Abuser

May 02, 2011

A 56-year-old man has been admitted on several prior occasions for left groin abcesses related to injection drug use.