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Write-up: death Narrative: 71 yo male who passed away on 1/29/2021, medical cause of death "cholangiocarcinoma, interval between onset and death 14 months. Since patient passed away within 42 days of the covid19 vaccine administration, we are required to complete a report to VAERS. Vaccine (Pfizer) was administered without complications. The patient denied any prior severe reaction to this vaccine or its components or a severe allergic reaction such as anaphylaxis to any vaccine or to any injectable therapy. Synopsis- 1/23 71 yo male presented to ED with upper GI bleed. PMH: DM, HTN, cholangiocarcinoma of biliary tract requiring recurrent paracentesis, COPD, perigastric and lower esophageal varices (not on beta blockers due to bradycardia). Pt has had 2 episodes of coffee ground emesis. Lactic 2.6, ammonia 52. Rec''d protonix, octreotide, and ceftriaxone in ED. Family has been previously encouraged to speak to palliative care but has never been willing to. GI consulted. 1/24 EGD completed. No signs of active bleed. MDs recommending hospice. CT + for small bowel ileus. 1/26 Requires placement of NG tube to suction. Palliative care consulted. 1/27 Paracentesis completed. 4100mls removed. 1/28 Pt changed to palliative status. 1/29 Pt passed away.
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