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 155 – Interpretation

A 6 year old is brought in to your ED after a concerning episode at home, suggestive of a seizure, witnessed by his mother.

On arrival, he has an altered mental state, no temperature currently with tachycardia and hypertension. Continue reading

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Lab Case 88

A 70 year old woman presents to the Emergency Department with an altered mental state after a collapse at home. Her GCS is 3 with agonal breathing and a palpable pulse.

PMH

  • Pulmonery fibrosis
  • hypothyroidism

Vitals:

  • BP 137/66 mmHg
  • T 35.5
  • PR 100/min
  • O2 sats – poor trace

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