In medicine, patients are the best teachers.This page highlights some of the most important and most interesting lessons.
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A Rare Cause Of Splenic Rupture
Hx: A male in his 30s presents with abdominal pain and vomiting. He relates that he was recently hospitalized forRead more.
Lethargy and Weakness
A patient in his 70’s presents with diffuse myalgias, weakness, and confusion. He reports he fell out of bed andRead more.
With or Without Contrast ?
Hx: A middle aged woman presents with flank pain. She has no past medical history and notes sudden onset ofRead more.
Hx: A young teenager presents with syncope. Parents note he had 2 episodes today without any preceding problems but theRead more.
Hx: A 55 yo man presents after an intentional overdose. He is transported by EMS after his family found himRead more.
Hx: A male in his 20’s is working when he mixes lime away and bleach in a bottle. He thenRead more.
Penetrating Head Injury
Hx: A 60 yo male is transported to a trauma center for a penetrating head injury. EMS reports a handRead more.
STEMI by CT?
Hx: A male in his 60’s presents to a small ED with nausea and vomiting for 24 hours. He deniesRead more.
Hx: A male in his 60’s presents with persistent nausea and vomiting for 4 days. He denies any significant abdominalRead more.
Pregnant With Vomiting
Hx: A 33 yo female presents for possible pregnancy. She gives a hx of only 3 weeks and 5 days sinceRead more.
Acute Shortness Of Breath
Hx: A young male in his late 20’s presents with shortness of breath. He denies any past medical history andRead more.