Most Recent Articles by Sherril Sego, FNP-C, DNP
Mr J was an 89-year-old man with a long history of problems voiding due to increasing benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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.
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.
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.