Lab case 156 – Interpretation

27 year old with GCS 7 but haemodynamically stable presents with Continue reading

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Lab Case 24 – Interpretation

The stem suggests:

severe sepsis ( vital signs show a SIRS response)

Consider stage of cancer and intervention required.

Risk of Pulmonary embolism. Continue reading

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Lab Case 18 – Interpretation

A 35 year old man with significant COHb level of 28.5%, altered level of consciousness (?other co ingestions), elevated lactate indicating severe carbon monoxide poisoning in the context of an attempted suicide. Continue reading

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Lab Case 9

A 60 year old male is brought to your Emergency Department by ambulance. On scene he was found with a GCS 12 and a BSL of 2.

On route he received 50mls of 50% dextrose ivi. He was vomiting profusely.

The history obtained from family (by paramedics) was that the patient was on a three day alcohol bender, which was not unusual. He was not english speaking. There was a history of malaena and oesophageal varices in the past.

He complained of Thoracic back pain and weakness

On examination

Vitals: GCS 15                   BP 100/50             PR 120/min

T 35.8                     RR 18/min              O2 sats 99% RA

Describe and Interpret the following venous blood gas and results Continue reading

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