Lab Case 169 – Interpretation

A 30 year old man present with altered mental state, severe life threatening hyperkalaemia, severe hyperthermia, hypotension and tachycardia. Continue reading

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Lab Case 169

A 30 year old man is brought to your ED after being found confused at a party. He has a history of anxiety and depression and is on medication.

Temp  39.5

BP 100/60

RR  30/min

PR 130/min

O2 sats 95 RA

His blood gas shows: Continue reading

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Lab Case 165

A 30 year old man is brought to your ED by ambulance. He was found lying on his garage floor unconscious by his girlfriend after an earlier argument. He is a NIDDM on Metformin and has some psychological problems on Quetiapine.

The patient is a car enthusiast and works as a mechanic.

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Lab case 162

A 9 year old boy is referred in by his GP for further management of his blood results.

He has 3 days of a flu like illness with fever, leg pain, runny nose and cough. He is a healthy child without any other illness and fully immunised.

He looks well and has normal vital signs apart from a low grade temperature after some Paracetamol. Continue reading

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Lab Case 159

A 60 year old male presents with 1 week history of vomiting. In the last 24 hours the family noted that he was confused and poor to respond. Background – IHD, HTN, NIDDM on Metformin, Coversyl, aspirin, metoprolol.

On arrival he was confused.

Vitals: BP  80/40   HR 46/min   Temp  34   RR 24/min and GCS 10 Continue reading

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