Rhabdomyolysis in the Urgent Care: An Unexpected Case of Myalgias

Rhabdomyolysis in the Urgent Care: An Unexpected Case of Myalgias

Urgent message: Rhabdomyolysis has a wide range of presentations, from asymptomatic to life-threatening. The most dramatic presentation can result in acute renal failure, electrolyte imbalances, and/or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).  Jordan Miller, DO, Ari Leib, MD, and Andre Bonnet, DO EPIDEMIOLOGY Approximately 26,000 cases of rhabdomyolysis are reported in America yearly, with 10% to 50% progressing to acute renal failure.1,2 Mortality rates range from 7% to 80% and are higher in patients who develop multiorgan …

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Reducing Morbidity and Mortality Due to MRSA in the Urgent Care Setting

Reducing Morbidity and Mortality Due to MRSA in the Urgent Care Setting

Urgent message: Staphylococcus aureus is a common pathogen in the community—one that can lead to a range of infections, including abscess and sepsis. Invasive methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) infections have decreased in the healthcare setting; however, at the same time, community-acquired infections have increased. Delayed treatment increases morbidity and mortality. Jordan Miller, DO and Ari Leib, MD AN ILLUSTRATIVE CASE A 40-year-old female presented to an urgent care center with the chief complaint of a …

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A 30-Year-Old Female with Headaches of Increasing Frequency

A 30-Year-Old Female with Headaches of Increasing Frequency

Urgent message: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) occurs when a blood clot forms in the venous sinuses within the brain, preventing drainage of blood. It can cause blood cells to break down and leak into the brain tissues, forming a hemorrhage. This can result in stroke. CVST affects about 5 people in 1 million per year. Aasia Ferdous, DO and Jordan Miller, DO CASE PRESENTATION A 30-year-old female presented to urgent clinic with a headache …

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