Tutor profile: Dena C.
Subject: Health and Medicine
A 56 year old male presents to the ER with diffuse abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. He has been unable to eat today because he can't keep anything down. Labs are unremarkable except for hypokalemia. He has a history of an appendectomy when he was younger as well as a recent colectomy for diverticulitis. What is the most likely diagnosis? A. Gastroenteritis B. Small bowel obstruction C. Pancreatitis D. Cholecystitis
This patient is most likely to have a small bowel obstruction. SBO is the most common disease process associated with these signs/symptoms in a surgical patient.
A 42 year old female presents to the ER with known gall bladder disease. She is febrile with a temp of 102 degrees F, and her white count is 17,000. On exam, she has RUQ tenderness and her skin appears yellow. What is your diagnosis?
The diagnosis is choledocholithiasis.- this triad is fever, RUQ abdominal pain and jaundice.
A fracture along which part of the vertebral column can result in vertebral artery dissection? Please name vertebrae that are typically involved (cervical, thoracic, lumbar) if the vertebral artery is involved.
A fracture along the transverse process of the cervical vertebrae can cause a vertebral artery dissection. You would want to order at least a CT cervical spine to determine the extent of the injury.