Month: October 2016

Clinical CT – June 2016

Clinical CT for June 2016 by Adam Blumenberg MD Special thanks to Mark Silverberg MD A 12 year-old boy presents to the emergency department at 7:00AM Sunday morning with 2 hours of left sided abdominal pain, waxing & waning nausea…

A “SWEET” SAVE!

A young woman’s life was truly saved by the one and only… Dr. Molly Cutright! A 28 year-old woman with no past medical history was brought in by EMS for altered mental status. EMS reported that the patient had “belly…

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Case A 35 year-old female with no PMH is brought in by her mother for acting strangely. Mother notes the patient has had two days of cough and cold-like symptoms with nausea today. She slept all day and upon waking,…

Is BMI-Adjusted BNP a Real Thing?

  Let us set the scene: You have a patient complaining of shortness of breath. The patient gives a poor history, but your spidey sense tells you this is obstructive pulmonary disease vs. new-onset heart failure. His corpulent body habitus…

Case of the Month 14 – Answer

Review of the case: 54 year-old male with Granulomatosis with Polyangitis on prednisone, ESRD, and myelodysplastic syndrome present with fever, chills and one week of hemoptysis. Has had decreased exercise tolerance and recent hospital admission showing EF 50% and small…

Bored and Bleeding (DIC)

It is another long Saturday night in the emergency department and you are entrenched in the general chaos of discordant sounds, noxious smells, and inconceivable sights. You are notified by the nurse of a disheveled regular of your ED who…