Jan 31, 2019
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Today, we have a 35 year old African American female with a past medical history of hypertension, who presents to the emergency department.
He has a two week history of a viral upper respiratory symptoms, including a low grade fever, cough,...
Jan 24, 2019
Today, I want to talk about a specific topic, that I've seen about 5 times total in my career:
Ace inhibitor induced angioedema
The first question we should ask is, why do we care (aside from it being fatal)?
Well, many patient's have hypertension, and many of them are placed on an ACE inhibitor. This makes ACE...
Jan 17, 2019
As you start your shift, your first patient comes in with a chief complaint of headache.
A 38 year old female comes in with a two day history of headache. She describes 8/10 pain on the left side of her head and is pulsating in quality.
She denies any radiation and states the pain started while she was at work and...
Jan 12, 2019
This week, I want to do a quick rapid review of OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). It's a topic on the blueprint and one you should know about, because it puts patient's at risk for many complications.
OSA is one of the most common sleep disorders and occurs due to decreased airflow through the upper airway due to soft...
Jan 4, 2019
Sepsis is an ever changing syndrome that has evolving definitions, scoring systems, and management.
You might have heard about the surviving sepsis campaign. It's a joint collaboration between the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Critical Care Medicine, which offers evidence based guidelines...