If a patient with a recent history of chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer presents to the ED status/post cardiac arrest and is found to have a white blood count of 25.0 (10^3/μL), what might be a potential active diagnosis for this multifactorial presentation.
The white blood count would be expected to be on the lower end of normal range status/post chemotherapy treatment, therefore, we might assume the patient has some sort of infection, possible secondary to a bowel perforation due to the colon cancer.
What is the structural difference between and Gram- and Gram+ bacterium?
Gram+ bacteria have a thick cell wall with a large peptidoglycan layer which retains crystal violet when Gram-stained. Gram- bacteria have a very thin peptidoglycan layer and resulting cell wall, but possess an outer membrane connected by a specific set of lipoproteins.
What anatomical feature of the human peritoneum hangs anterior from the stomach and attaches to the transverse colon?
The greater omentum.