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Ultrasound Case #7

In RADIOLOGY on January 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Syndicated from the UCONN EM Residency website; credit to Dr. Russell and Dr. Kleinberg for cases and images.


CC: Right flank pain

HPI: 54 yo male with PMH HTN and high cholesterol presents to the ED with acute onset of right sided flank pain beginning 18 hours prior to arrival.  Associated with nausea, vomiting and chills.  Pain is  intermittent, 10/10 and colicky.  He denies any diarrhea, constipation or urinary symptoms.

SH: Smokes 1.5 pack year history, denies other drugs or alcohol use.

FH: DM2, HTN, Hyperlipidemia

PE: Afebrile, VSS
Abdomen is obese, soft, non-distended, tender in RUQ, + Murphy’s sign, + bowel sounds

Labs: WBC’s16.2 with left shift.  Otherwise rest of CBC and chem7 within normal limits.

UA: 10 RBC’s, >25 WBC’s, no nitrites.

Urine culture: polymicrobial.

Bedside U/S:

What do you see?

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Connecticut Toxicology: Mushroom, Mushroom!

In CONNECTICUT TOXICOLOGY on January 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM

The last modules of Connecticut Toxicology have been released! Access them by clicking on the “Connecticut Toxicology” section header above, then scrolling down past the introduction/cover letter to the module that you want to take. These modules are all about mushrooms- the basic process that a mycologist uses to identify them, and several species of poisonous  mushrooms that you really want to know. This is part of my selective project, and your help, by means of taking the surveys and reading through (or listening to) the modules would be much appreciated. The modules will eventually also be released in podcast form; however, due to computer issues, this will be somewhat delayed. Check them out!

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