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What better way to end the week than with a medical case to challenge and stimulate your mind. I'm opening the door into the world of medical cases, and exploring what others have seen and observed before me. This is to become a regular feature and the two main criteria I will be using to select each week's case are;
- the interest/enjoyment/intrigue factor and
- the relevance to the current block being taught at UQ
You are presented with a 49 year-old female with a history of smoking and increasing dyspnea (shortness of breath) over the last two weeks. The patient has been treated in the ward for pneumonia for the last three days. Despite treatment, the patient continues to deteriorate and subsequently an ICU review is conducted. The ICU review provides some interesting findings.
The full case with the remaining information is available from here:
Cardiovascular Curveball #006
Hope you have a pleasant weekend.
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