LITFL Clinical Case Collection. Over 250 Q&A style clinical cases to assist Just in Time Learning and Life Long Learning. Cases are categorised by specialty and can be searched by keyword from the database table
aka Metabolic Muddle 013 A 30 year-old female was admitted to the ICU following a traumatic brain injury. Her ABG was normal on arrival. Since admission her condition has deteriorated and she now has circulatory failure requiring 100mcg/min of noradrenaline…
There are multiple learning tools used as an adjunctive aide memoire. Herewith a collection of Toxicological related mnemonics used with varying frequency throughout the conundrums. Let us know if you have any more to add...
The previous evening, a 59 year old man experienced an hour long episode of chest pain which resolved spontaneously. He has had no further chest pain, but encouraged by his family he presents to ED the next morning. A bedside cardiac troponin test is negative. This is his ECG taken at the same time.
A 22 year old woman with a past history of a seizure disorder presents to the ED with a 3 day history of progressive rash and fever. The rash began as macules and papules on the chest and neck and has now become blistered and eroded and involves the mouth and eyes. Her temperature is 39°C and she feels miserable
A 24 year old woman presents to ED with a 12 hour history of shortness of breath and left sided pleuritic chest pain. She has no significant past medical history and is on no regular medications. Her vital signs are normal.
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