Lung ABC’s

This 84 year old male patient was managed in the MICU for septic shock after presenting to the ED with abdominal pain, decreased appetite, and fatigue. During our routine scanning of patients in the MICU we noted that patient exhibited a A and B lines intermixed throughout the various lung fields. Notably in the right …

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The Rejected Heart

A 28 year old female presented to the LLUMC ED with chest pain. She had a history of viral myocarditis at age 18 which culminated in dilated cardiomyopathy requiring a heart transplant – at age 19. Since then, she has been dealing with rejection and chest pain. She stated that she had recently been diagnosed …

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Maximizing Your Real Estate to Maximize Your Scans

This is a 76 year old female with an extensive medical history including atrial fibrillation who presented to the emergency room with significant epigastric pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Elevated cardiac enzymes and her hemodynamic instability were concerning for cardiogenic etiology of shock. She was transferred to the MICU for further stabilization and work …

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Pyloric Stenosis in the Pediatric Patient

6 week old female presenting with recurrence of projectile vomiting. 8 days before current presentation patient had pyloromyotomy after similar clinical presentation. Mother says the surgery went well and patient was doing well at home until yesterday afternoon when she began having projectile vomiting. Patient has vomited about 12 times since then, non-bilious and not …

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