Lab Case 148

A 49 year old man with NIDDM on Metformin is brought to the ED by his father. He was not seen for 2 days, father went to check on him and found him lying on the floor, confused and incoherent.

On arrival he was confused, not cooperative and looked unwell.

Vital Signs:

BP 90/60

PR 130/min

T 32

RR 30/min

His blood tests: Continue reading

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Lab Case 147

A 16 year old boy is brought to your ED by the ambulance with abdominal pain, vomiting and shortness of breath.

He is pale, sweaty and looks unwell.

Vitals: BP 90/60, PR 110/min, T 38, RR 30/min

His blood results: Continue reading

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Lab Case 134

You receive a call on the red phone. Young male, 24 years of age is coming in on a priority one with ongoing seizures. He has had 15mg midazolam without effect. You ask for more details and are given the following vitals:

PR 150/min

RR  30/min

BP  ??

T 41

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Lab Case 11

A 67 year old man is brought to your Emergency Department by ambulance. He is 7 days post right total knee replacement, complaining of feeling generally unwell and a painful right knee. He has had a previous cholecystectomy.

Vitals:

BP 120/60,           PR 140-160/min irregular

Temp 40               RR 20/min, O2 sats 90% RA

On examination:

Jaundice

Chest clear

Abdomen soft and non tender

Describe and interpret the following bloods: Continue reading

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