Grace Lam, MD
32 year-old female wtih no PMH presents with headache, nausea, and blurred vision for 2 days. Vitals normal except for BP of 155/100 and an unremarkable exam. She starts to have a seizure as her husband holding their newborn baby walk into the room. Diagnosis? (scroll down for answer)
65 year old male with ESRD presents with presents a chief complaint of missed dialysis....
Are you unsure if you can use D-dimer testing to aid in the diagnositic evaluation for DVT/PE in the pregnant patient? This week's Critically Appraised Topic in conference discusses the use of trimester-specific D-dimer threshold testing in pregnant patients.
When patients present to the Emergency Department with acute upper GI bleeding, the natural inclination is to quickly pull the transfusion trigger. However, a 2013 study gives us pause: