Category: Board Review

So Bored I Worked Out (Rhabdomyolysis)

New year, new beginnings, and new resolve. A 31 year-old slightly overweight male visits the emergency department a week after New Years with a chief complaint of muscle soreness. He had recently attended a soulcycle session with his girlfriend as…

Bored and Waiting for Santa

  It’s Christmas Eve, and you walk in to the ED wishing for a silent night. You get settled in, and you see “Clause, Santa- 1746yo M wrist pain” show up on your board. Apparently, Rudolph found his way into…

Bored and Toxic (Lithium)

You are polishing off the sweet remains of a fruitful Halloween weekend when the paramedics burst through the door with a very sick looking patient. You throw away your candy wrappers and rush to the stretcher where they present you…

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…