NSA 11/09/17 VJO HBS Bad Blood A Case of PNH

Vallejo, CA US
November 9, 2017

Planning Committee:  

Mandeep Brar, MD, HBS Department, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo

Speaker:

Bradley H Lewis, MD, Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Department, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo

Case presented for rare presentation of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) case was not recognized and patient has multiple admissions related to its complications.  The triad of hemolytic anemia, pancytopenia, and thrombosis makes PNH a unique clinical syndrome.

The name of the disorder is a descriptive term for the clinical consequence of red blood cell (RBC) breakdown with release of hemoglobin into the urine, which manifests most prominently as dark-colored urine in the morning.  The goal of presenting this case is to early recognition and diagnosis of PNH. Reduction of readmissions due to delay in diagnosis, or reduction in mortality/morbidity.

Target Audience

Hospitalists and Family Practice Residents.

Learning Objectives

1. Recognize the clinical manifestations of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH).

2.  Identify the treatment options for patients with PNH.

Additional Information

Location: 
Building: 
Vallejo Medical Center
Conference room: 
HBS Conference Room; WebEx to Vacaville
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course opens: 
11/09/2017
Course expires: 
11/09/2017
Event starts: 
11/09/2017 - 12:30pm
Event ends: 
11/09/2017 - 1:30pm
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Kaiser Permanente
975 Sereno Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
United States

Planning Committee:  

Mandeep Brar, MD, HBS Department, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo

Speaker:

Bradley H Lewis, MD, Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Department, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo

Faculty & Disclosure: 

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CREDITS & ACCREDITATION:

Kaiser Napa Solano Area is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Kaiser Napa Solano Area designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/09/2017
Course expires: 
11/09/2017
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