I usually try to plan ahead, but I haven't been so great about it. I'm attending in the ICU this week, and looking at the census - including someone who survived 65 minutes of compressions and 20 defibrillations - I don't think I'll get around to writing cases of the day. I'll try but if not, I'll be back next week.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Challenge: What is the intensivist doing?
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
This 40 year old woman presented with severe nausea and vomiting. She also notes pelvic discomfort and vaginal bleeding the color of "prune juice." Her heart rate is 104, blood pressure is 152/91. She has a mild tremor. Her urine dipstick shows 1+ protein. Her hCG is quite elevated. Her TSH is low.
Challenge: What is this disease, first described by Hippocrates in 400BC?
Monday, October 12, 2015
A high school football player gets in trouble for tackling players head-on. On lateral view of the neck in neutral alignment, you note developmental narrowing of the cervical spine canal as well as straightening of the normal cervical lordotic curve.
Challenge: What is this injury, first described in 1993?
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Monday, October 5, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Challenge: What is it and what's he looking for?
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