A 67 year old gentleman with a BMI of 45 was waiting for his respiratory outpatient clinic appointment. While waiting, he fell asleep. A medical emergency was called because he could not be woken up.
A 17 year old female with a background history of HIV presents with a 3 day history of fevers, chills and rigors. Her admission chest X-rays are shown below:
A 36 year-old immunosuppressed male was infected with swine-origin influenza virus requiring mechanical ventilation. Overnight the inspiratory pressures needed to maintain his tidal volume had progressively increased and his face had become markedly swollen.
Consider a 56 year old male with no past medical history presenting with 10 days of fevers, chills, myalgia and cough followed by worsening breathlessness over the past 4 days.
Consider a 73 year old female admitted with vomiting and subsequent chest pain. This is her admission chest X-ray.
A 26 year-old male, with no previous history of seizures, was BIBA with status epilepticus. He was intubated to facilitate seizure management
A 45 year old woman with metastatic ovarian cancer is admitted for VATS pleurodesis and drainage of bilateral pleural effusions.
aka Oncological Quandary 002 A 30 year-old woman presents with abdominal pain and paraesthesiae. She was diagnosed with CML 2 months previously, and was treated with chemotherapy a month prior to presentation. These are her lab results: Questions Q1. Describe and interpret the test results. Q2. What is the pathophysiological explanation of the key abnormalities? […]