A 34-Year-Old Man with Hyperkalaemia

A 34-Year-Old Man with Hyperkalaemia

A patient with a history of renal problems generalised weakness, palpitations and chest pain. His serum potassium levels are measured and come back at 8.2 mmol/L. An ECG is performed, and it shows some very alarming changes. 1. What is the definition of hyperkalaemia?...
A 74-Year-Old Man with Sudden Cognitive Decline

A 74-Year-Old Man with Sudden Cognitive Decline

A 74-year-old man presents having suffered an episode of left arm and leg weakness that resolved after a few hours. His relatives have noticed that he has suddenly become very forgetful over the past week and is forgetting the names of people and places and having...
A 21-Year-Old Football Player with a Severely Painful Elbow

A 21-Year-Old Football Player with a Severely Painful Elbow

A 21-year-old football player presents with a deformed, severely painful elbow following a fall onto his right arm. An X-ray is performed, which is shown below.   1. What is the diagnosis? Show Answer This patient has a posterolateral elbow dislocation. Elbow...
A 4-Year-Old Child with an Elbow Injury

A 4-Year-Old Child with an Elbow Injury

A 4-year-old child presents refusing to move their right arm after a sudden pull by the mother. The arm is held in slight flexion with pronation and adduction and there is tenderness over the radial head. 1. What is the most likely diagnosis? Show Answer This child...
A Patient with an Insect in Their Ear

A Patient with an Insect in Their Ear

A 19-year-old woman presents to the Emergency Department after an insect flew into her ear. She is complaining of significant pain and can hear the insect buzzing. The triage nurse has administered pain relief, and the patient is now comfortable. 1. What should be...

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