Month: August 2016

Morning Report: Disseminated Gonorrhea

By Dr. Ajala Osagie The Case 23 year-old man s/p treatment for primary syphilis at an outside clinic about 6 weeks ago presents to fast track with worsening joint pain and swelling x 1 month. Symptoms started shortly after receiving…

Pregnant with a PE: What to do

A young woman presents to your ED with shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain. She states she got off a long plane flight from the Philippines. She is mildly tachycardic. OK, you think, let’s just whip out the ol’…

Case of the Month 12 – Answer

After reviewing the case, it is evident that this patient is sick. He’s tachycardic, but still maintaining a good blood pressure and mentating well. The exam is otherwise unremarkable. The x-ray is normal and the ECG just shows sinus tachycardia. Next,…

Rhythm Nation: August 2016

Hello bloggers! Time for another segment of the Rhythm Nation where we look at interesting cases and critically analyze difficult ECGs from our department. Here is the first case of the year:   46 year-old man with history of “some heart…