Surgery – PICO #3

Brief description of patient problem/setting (summarize the case very briefly) While talking to a patient prior to her colonoscopy she mentions she has heard that she needs to be on an all-clear liquid diet before her colonoscopy. She has read online that people have been taking a low residue diet to much success over a clear liquid diet and wonders if a low residue diet might be a better alternative for her. Search Question: Clearly state the question (including outcomes or criteria to be tracked) Does implementing a low residue diet over a clear liquid diet prior to a colonoscopy …

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SOAP Notes

S. 30 y/o G0P0 female with Family Hx of breast cancer (maternal aunt was BRCA positive who had breast surgery), and PSHx of benign breast biopsy presents to breast clinic today for follow-up status post abnormal ultrasound breast imaging. Patient denies having any nipple discharge, breast dimpling or breast skin changes. Patient mentions she had menarche at 10 years old. She denies any family history of ovarian or endometrial cancer. Patient admits to using oral contraceptives for over 4 years. Her last menstrual period was roughly 2 weeks ago. O. Vitals: BP: 117/75 Pulse: 72 Resp: 14 Temp: 98.3F Sp02: …

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