Work-up for upper abdominal pain begins with resuscitation and exclusion of critical diagnoses. Then, through a detailed history and physical, consider all the causes of upper abdominal pain. The differential may then come down to Gallstone etiology vs Gastritis/PUD → will need further imaging based on suspicion (US abdomen)
Most frequent ECG changes in Hypokalemia are: T waves flattening and inversion, U waves, long QT (QU) interval, ST depression and...
89 Years old man with weakness and vomiting. What's your Interpretation ? What abnormalities do you see ? ANSWER
Thyroid overactivity in Graves’ disease results from formation of IgG antibodies that bind to and activate TSH receptors. Consequently, there is overproduction of hormone with cessation of TSH secretion. Graves’…
Sudden deterioration in RV function can rapidly lead to shock, cardiovascular collapse, and death. In the ED, it is important to rapidly recognize and treat common precipitants of acute decompensation. These include sepsis, tachyarrhythmias, hypoxia, pulmonary embolism (PE), and the abrupt withdrawal of vasodilator medications.
70 Years old man presented with Chest Pain and this ECG. What is your interpretation of this ECG and the rhythm ? ANSWER
17 Years old female presented with palpitations. What type of tachycardia is it ? ANSWER
Assess severity of dyspnea, including need for intubation/airway management based on physical examination. Emergent intubation indicated regardless of cause if severe respiratory distress/arrest. Consider Critical diagnoses → may be able to cure patient and avert intubation if the underlying cause is corrected (i.e. chest tube insertion, foreign body removal…)
When glucocorticoid medication is suddenly withheld, the atrophic cortex is unable to produce sufficient cortisol and a potentially life-threatening cortisol deficiency may develop. Therefore, glucocorticoid therapy should always be tapered off by gradual reduction of the dosage.
A 52 years old woman presented with this ECG. The computer interpretation is : Atrial Fibrillation with Ventricular Response of 95Chronic Pulmonary Disease PatternQT Interval long rate Do you agree…