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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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

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Lab Case 132

A 29 year old female presents to your ED complaining of crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, polyuria and shortness of breath. She is 2 months post partum after normal vaginal delivery.

Vital signs:

BP  100/70

PR  100/min

RR 30/min

T  37

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