Priscilla White (1900 - 1989) was an American physician. White Classification of Diabetes in Pregnancy (1949, 1965, 1978)
Exploring POCUS Essentials with a video demonstrating the ultrasound during first trimester pregnancy evaluating for ectopic pregnancy
Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 315 - Just when you thought your brain could unwind the medical trivia FFFF
Medmastery: Thyroid Disease Masterclass. Gestational thyrotoxicosis, TSH, and the factors that lead to abnormal thyroid function tests.
Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy: hepatic dysfunction + microvesicular infiltration of hepatocytes; thought to be a variant of PET; fetal and maternal mortality = 20%
Burns and Pregnancy: at risk of premature labour due to high levels of circulating prostaglandins; fluid replacement must cater for increased circulating volume
Cardiogenic Shock and Late Pregnancy: Two patients; High mortality; Planned delivery; Diagnose and treat cause
CPR and Pregnancy; cardiac arrest in pregnancy is rare (1:30,000)
Influenza and Pregnancy: known high incidence of morbidity and mortality in mother and foetus in H1N1 infection and severe community acquired pneumonia; multidisciplinary team approach: O&G, NICU, anaesthetics, ICU; planned delivery of foetus (although the teams may have conflicting interests)
Pregnancy and Intensive Care: Common reasons for admission include hypertensive disorders; haemorrhage; respiratory failure; sepsis; trauma
23 year old female presents with lower and then diffuse abdominal pain with transient hypotension and bradycardia. Urine pregnancy test is positive.
Tropical Travel Trouble is a series of clinical cases that you may see in the tropics or your own ED from the dreaded returned traveller. HIV