A 14-Year-Old with Vomiting and Bumps on the Tongue

A 14-Year-Old with Vomiting and Bumps on the Tongue

In Bouncebacks, which appears periodically in JUCM, we provide the documentation of an actual patient encounter, discuss patient safety and risk-management principles, and then reveal the patient’s bounceback diagnosis. This case is from the book Bouncebacks! Pediatrics, by Michael B. Weinstock, Kevin M. Klauer, Madeline Matar Joseph, and Gregory L. Henry, and is available at www.anadem.com and www.amazon.com. Can you spot the red flags without knowing the outcome? Introduction Note: The following is the actual …

Read More

Clinical Challenge: April, 2012

In each issue, JUCM will challenge your diagnostic acumen with a glimpse of x-rays, electrocardiograms, and photographs of determining conditions that real urgent care patients have presented with. If you would like to submit a case for consideration, please email the relevant materials and presenting information to [email protected] The patient, a 45-year-old man, presented with vomiting and chest pain. View the image taken (Figure 1) and consider what your diagnosis would be. > Resolution of …

Read More

Pneumomediastinum with No Pneumothorax

Mr. J.V. is a 28-year-old white male who presented to urgent are with a six-hour history of chest pain described as pressure in the sternal area radiating to the left shoulder; back pain was a 5/10 at time of visit, and constant with no accompanying nausea, dizziness, vomiting, or diaphoresis. The patient described an inability to breathe deeply and a sensation of water stuck in the mid esophagus when drinking. Of note, he had similar …

Read More