Month: April 2017

Case of the Month April 2017 – Answer

Both of this month’s responses hit the diagnosis square on the head: Dr. Schnitzer’s succinct reply with the differential, work-up, and disposition, and Dr. Hernandez’s expanded (and entertaining) discussion. Click here to review the case. A quick recap: A 15…

Rhythm Nation: March 2017 Answer

ECG: NSR @ 90 bpm, normal axis, S1Q3T3 pattern   BACKGROUND S1Q3T3 was first described in 1935 in JAMA by Drs. McGinn & White They report a case series of 9 patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and “acute cor pulmonale”…

Not your typical pain in the butt

An 18 year-old female presents with rectal pain for one day. She states she was constipated for the past couple days and now has diarrhea. She started to experience painful stooling on the day of presentation. Stools are brown, loose…