OVERVIEW Chest pain with ischemic symptoms and haemodynamic compromise can occur acutely due to a spectrum of aortic pathologies known as the acute aortic syndrome the rate of aortic rupture is higher in penetrating atheromatous ulcer (42%) and intramural hematoma…
You've just been handed over a patient who has an altered mental status when the phone rings. It's the lab - you're told that your patient has a serum ammonia level of 250 umol/L (reference range, 11-35 umol/L). WTF?
Pyroglutamic acidosis is a rare cause of high anion gap metabolic acidosis (HAGMA). When glutathione levels are low, the activity of γ-glutamyl cyclotransferase is increased, resulting in pyroglutamic acid accumulation in glutathione-depleted states
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