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April 1, 2013

Swelling and Blistering of the Hand in a Critically Ill Patient


A 45-year-old woman with a suspected malignant right pleural effusion undergoes video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for drainage of the effusion and pleural biopsies. During the course of the procedure, the patient suffers a cardiac arrest, but she is successfully resuscitated following the Advance Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) protocol. Postoperatively, she is critically ill and intubated in the intensive care unit (ICU). During her initial ICU course, she suffers from respiratory failure, acute renal failure, "shock liver" (hepatic ischemia), and a right upper extremity deep venous thrombosis. Her past medical history is only significant f...

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March 22, 2013

March 11, 2013

A Body-Wide Rash With Myalgia, Stiffness, Vomiting, and Confusion

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A 30-year-old woman presents to the emergency department (ED) with malaise, diffuse myalgia, ...

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March 1, 2013

Recurrent Fevers, Cough, Weight Loss, and Swelling in a Middle-Aged Man

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A 45-year-old man presents to the outpatient clinic with a 2-month history of painle...

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February 22, 2013

February 14, 2013

Two Months of Progressive Neck Swelling

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A 66-year-old man presents to his primary care physician (PCP) complaining of bilateral, palpable...

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February 8, 2013

February 1, 2013

January 25, 2013

Anemia and Rectal Bleeding Leading to an Emergency Diagnosis

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A 64-year-old woman is transferred directly from her primary care provider's (PCP) office t...

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January 18, 2013

Sweating and Agitation in an Infant With Cardiomyopathy



An 18-month-old girl is brought to her pediatrician by her parents with a history of intermittent episodes of...

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