Lab case 41 – Interpretation

A 27 year old female, unwell requiring simultaneous assessment and management of her immediate life threats.

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Lab Case 41

A 27 year old female presents to your Emergency Department by ambulance. She has been unwell for 2 days and complains of fever, sore throat and a cough.

Vitals:

BP 106/50 mmHg

PR  135/min

T  38.3

RR   26/min

Her blood gas shows: Continue reading

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Lab Case 40 – Interpretation

Critically unwell 58 year old with life threatening bleeding due to epistaxis. Significant airway and resuscitation concerns. Consider other sources of bleeding, including Oesophageal varices, Peptic ulcer disease etc. Continue reading

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Lab Case 40

A 58 year old man is brought to your Emergency Department by ambulance after a spontaneous epistaxis over the last three hours. The Paramedics confirm that the patient vomitted 500mls fresh blood at the scene. There were a number of empty alcohol bottles at his house.

He has a history of severe Aortic stenosis. Continue reading

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Lab Case 39

A 34 year old female presents to your ED with right sided chest pain and increasing shortness of breath. She has a history of chronic alcohol abuse and recurrent pancreatitis. A CXR performed shows a large right sided pleural effusion. Aspiration of the effusion was performed. Continue reading

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