During presentation to the emergency department, she was found to have a white blood cell count of 18,000 with a left shift, urinalysis positive for leukocytes and nitrites.
I will never forget the intent of his teaching as he knew the prognosis was grim for him.
This is a disease that will affect clinicians in the southwest US and eventually the entire country as climate warming progresses.
A 2-year-old boy was having worsening daily episodes of explosive diarrhea. He had no fevers, and his appetite and diet were unchanged.
There was no warning, he had no allergies, and they were not associated with any cold symptoms or other conditions.
Patients on particular medications, or with certain underlying medical conditions, may experience orthostatic hypotension when arising from bed or a chair.
A PA reflects on a time when a patient complained of left-sided neck pain and was diagnosed with a 12-cm mass.
A sonogram reveals a 9-mm epididymal cyst.
In this case, the patient not only subsequently had a stroke 2 years later, but he also required coronary artery bypass surgery within 5 years.
A PA reflects on a time when a patient arrived for an annual check-up and showed curious signs of abuse.