Atypical Chest Pain with Rare T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

Atypical Chest Pain Reveals Rare T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma: A Case Report

Urgent message: Not all patients presenting to urgent care with chest pain require immediate transfer to a higher-acuity setting. Rather, immediate evaluation in the urgent care center can inform next steps for management on site or, in the event of truly emergent symptoms, transfer. Tushar Menon, MD; Sahil Kapur, DO; Ameera C. Mistry, MD; and David M. Boyd, MD Key words: T-call lymphoblastic lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, anterior mediastinal mass, chest pain ABSTRACT Chest pain patients …
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Management of DVT

Cost-Effective Management of Deep-Vein Thrombosis

Urgent message: Utilization of validated scoring systems and clinical decision-making tools can enable the urgent care provider to manage many patients presenting with symptoms of deep-vein thrombosis in the urgent care center, reducing the need for costly referral to the emergency room. Daniel Eisner, DMSc, PA-C ABSTRACT Management of venous thromboembolism accounts for $10 billion in medical spending annually, with much of the cost attributable to emergency room visits. Conversely, managing VTE patients in the …
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Mysterious Skin Lesions in a Horse Trainer

Urgent message: Medical histories can help inform diagnosis, but clinicians must ensure their decisions are not swayed by erroneous historical elements or cognitive biases. Candace Walkley, MD and Kyle Swanson, OMS-3 INTRODUCTION Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes may cause acute and inflammatory infections of the soft tissue in immunocompetent patients. However, patients with indolent and progressive lymphocutaneous infections should be evaluated for atypical bacterial and fungal pathogens. CASE PRESENTATION In March 2021, a 57-year-old healthy …
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An Unusual Case of Third and Fourth Metacarpophalangeal Joint Dislocations Following a Fall

Urgent message: Metacarpophalangeal dislocations involving digits other than the thumb or index finger may be somewhat atypical, but are known to occur as a result of a fall on an outstretched hand—a common precedent to an urgent care visit. Familiarity with management of such injuries precludes the need to refer the patient. Leonard A. Powell, DO, MS, FACOFP, CMD and Chad E. Richmond, DO ABSTRACT Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint dislocations typically occur in a dorsal fashion …
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Bullous Pemphigoid Reaction

Bullous Pemphigoid Reaction After Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Urgent message: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, unvaccinated people have shown higher rates of morbidity and mortality in comparison with those who are fully immunized. While most vaccination adverse reactions are mild and self-resolving, it is important to consider the timeline of vaccinations to correlate possible adverse reactions. Amanda dos Santos, MD and Michael Pallaci, DO, FACEP, FACOEP INTRODUCTION The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our society and …
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