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…

Patellar Dislocation and Reduction

Patellar Dislocation By: Juliana Jaramillo, MD PGY2 Case: 24 year-old female presents with right knee pain after slipping on ice. Her right leg got caught and twisted, and she felt as if something came out of place. She is unable…

Rhythm Nation: December 2016 Answer

Shout out to Dr. Blumenberg for correctly answering December’s case! ^_^ Here’s the original ECG in question: ECG: This is a regular narrow QRS-complex rhythm with a rate of approximately 36 bpm. The lack of discernable P waves preceding the…

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…

Abscess Obsession

You’re working a peds shift when a concerned pair of parents brings their three year old child in with a swollen, red, warm bump on his forearm. They first noticed it yesterday, and it has progressively gotten larger. He’s not…

More than just a fracture!

A 55 year-old morbidly obese female was brought in by EMS after a mechanical fall at home. She sustained the above distal tib-fib fracture while attempting to stand up. No LOC reported, and she is not taking any blood thinners…

Rhythm Nation: December 2016

Happy holiday bloggers! The year would not be complete without one more exciting ECG for your curious minds to ponder. So without further ado, here is the case: A 71 year-old man with PMH significant for HIV on HAART, IVDU,…

Dr. Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig

  46 year-old female with diabetes presents for sore throat and facial swelling for the past 3 – 4 days. Patient states she’s been experiencing difficulty with chewing due to pain. The patient also endorses tactile fevers. On exam, you notice multiple…