A 65-Year-Old Man with Epigastric Pain, Dyspnea, and a ‘Clammy’ Feeling

Figure 1. Case The patient is a 65-year-old man with symptoms of epigastric pain over the last 2 hours, with some dyspnea and a “clammy feeling.” He has a history of GERD and has used both an oral antacid and omeprazole within the past hours without relief. Upon exam, you find: General: Alert and oriented. Skin cool and moist Lungs: CTAB Cardiovascular: Regular rate and rhythm without f/r/g Abdomen: Soft and nontender without rigidity, rebound, or guarding. No epigastric pain with palpation Extremities: No pain or swelling of the LE, …
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A 57-Year-OId Man with Rib Pain with Deep Breathing

The patient is a 57-year-old man who reports to urgent care complaining of right-sided pain in his ribs when taking deep breaths. He reports that he worked out at his health club that morning before work, but denies any pain at the time or potential cause of injury related to that. Rather, he said the pain began suddenly a couple of hours later while he was at work. View the images taken and consider what the diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the …
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A 13-Year-Old Boy with Hip and Groin Pain After a Soccer Game

The patient is a 13-year-old boy who complains of pain in his right hip and groin after playing soccer. His mother says she didn’t see what happened, but reports that she looked up from a magazine she was reading to see him limping suddenly. View the image taken and consider what the diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page …
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A Teenage Girl Who Suddenly Bruises Easily

A 17-year-old girl presents to urgent care complaining of easy bruising, especially on her legs. She couldn’t recall having any injuries, even minor bumps, that might have caused the red and purple ecchymoses that had appeared. She insisted no one else had caused her harm. She also complained of headache and nausea. A high school student, she was about to complete her final exams and was concerned she would have bruises on her legs during graduation. View the image and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution …
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A 78-Year-Old with Dizziness and No Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath, or Diaphoresis

The patient is a 78-year-old man who says he has felt dizzy for several hours. He denies chest pain, shortness of breath, or diaphoresis. Upon exam, you find: General: Alert and oriented; breathing comfortably Lungs: Clear bilaterally Cardiovascular: RRR without m/r/g Abdomen: Soft and nontender, no pulsatile mass Extremities: No pain or swelling, pulses normal and equal in all 4 extremities Review the ECG and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page …
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