Author: ablumenberg

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Clinical CT – May 2017

A 54-year-old woman with history of gastric band surgery and 10 years of uncontrolled hypertension has had 4 weeks of progressively increasing abdominal girth, exertional dyspnea, and dependent edema. Today, the patient has dyspnea at rest with epigastric pain. Her…

Clinical CT – April 2016

Clinical CT for April 2016 by Adam Blumenberg MD Special thanks to Mark Silverberg MD A 78 year-old man presents to the ED for pre-syncope and back pain. Physical exam is remarkable for systolic blood pressure in the 80s and…

TOX: Chasing the Dragon Away

  Written by Adam Blumenberg MD Special thanks to Sage Wiener MD   It’s four o’ clock on a gentle Sunday afternoon. You stir the dregs of your Turkish coffee, secretly hoping for an exciting patient to fill the last…

Clinical CT – October 2016

  Written by Adam Blumenberg MD Special Thanks to Mark Silverberg MD A 54 year-old woman with a history of cigarette smoking and uncontrolled hypertension presents to the ED disoriented and mumbling incomprehensible words. Her family members say she began…

Clinical CT – August 2016

Clinical CT for August 2016 by Adam Blumenberg MD A 75 year-old woman with a history of left femur ORIF and hypertension was “clipped” on the left knee by a turning car as she was crossing the street. She is…

TOX: One Too Many Bloody Marys

  Written by Adam Blumenberg MD Special Thanks to Sage Wiener MD About halfway through your shift in the critical care area of the ED, you are wrapping up a conversation with the medical ICU team about an elderly patient…

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…