A 56 year old male presents to the ED with confusion and abdominal pain. You notice a fistula in his upper extremity. A tech hands you his triage ECG and you scrutinize it for the tell-tale signs of a common, life-threatening diagnosis in hemodialysis patients, while wondering what the initial steps in management are....
A 37 year old male is brought to the ED for acute onset of confusion and agitation. He is combative and only intermittently following commands. Read on to discover the ultimate obvious, and yet cryptic, diagnosis!
A 25 y/o female presents to your emergency department with heart palpitations for past 4 days. Her vital signs are blood pressure of 180/90, heart rate of 120 beats per minute, respiratory rate of 22 breaths per minute, and temperature of 102°F. After thorough examination and workup you make the diagnosis of thyroid storm. What is the correct sequence of medications to treat thyroid storm?
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