Category Name: clinical cases

clinical cases

The Scary Airway Series Part II: Mastering Obesity, Peds, and Burns

We’ve all heard it at one point or another: “Man, I’d HATE to have to intubate THAT!” Typically, this sentence is used to describe a patient in an ominous, sphincter-tightening situation, or the patient with the obviously suboptimal airway. You walk by the door to the Resuscitation Bay or T...

clinical cases

Oncologic Emergencies Part II: Pearls and Pitfalls

Case 1: A 55 year-old male with a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia complains of fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, and blurry vision for the past four days. His exam is normal, but laboratory results show a WBC of 155,000, with differential showing elevated blasts. Chest Xray shows the following: