Louis Argentine MD
Von Willebrand Disease is the most common of the inherited bleeding disorders. Do you remember that there is more than one "type" of Von Willebrand Disease? Remember which type you should NOT use DDVAVP on? Read on for a quick overview.
Which of the following lab results are consistent with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura?
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A) Decreased Platelets, Normal PT/INR, Normal Fibrinogen
B) Increased Platelets, Decreased PT/INR, Increased Fibrinogen
C) Decreased Platelets, Decreased PT/INR, Decreased Fibrinogen
D) Normal Platelets, Normal PT/INR, Increased Fibrinogen
E) Decreased Platelets, Increased PT/INR, Decreased Fibrinogen
Lemierre Syndrome is thrombophlebitis with infectious involvement of the carotid sheath vessels and bacteremia. It is an extremely rare condition also known as jugular vein suppurative thrombophlebitis, postanginal sepsis and necrobacillosis, which usually affects previously healthy / young adults (approx. 20 y/o).
A 23 year old male presents to your emergency department with a stab wound to the right side of his lower back. Which of the following below would be consistent with Brown-Sequard Syndrome? (scroll down for answer)
A) Loss of motor function in right leg; loss of temperature sensation in left leg
B) Loss of motor function in left leg; loss of temperature sensation in left leg
C) Loss of motor function in right leg; loss of temperature sensation in right leg
D) Loss of motor function in left leg; loss of temperature sensation in left leg
Often confuse methanol and ethylene glycol poisoing? Need a refresher on how they present? Read on below for a quick review that could come in useful one day either at the bedside or while taking an exam.