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Describing a Rash

In Medical Concepts by Mike Xue1 Comment

When describing a rash there are many characteristics to make note of, including its primary morphology, secondary morphology, demarcation, colour, configuration, and distribution. The focus or this article will be on primary morphology. Reasoning through the first blush Within primary morphology you can stratify a lesion based on whether it is flat or elevated. If the lesion is flat, then it will be either a macule or patch.  A macule is a flat lesion …

Blood & Clots Series: When and how should I reverse anticoagulation with warfarin?

In Blood & Clots, Medical Concepts by Matthew NicholsonLeave a Comment

All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found here. CanMEDS Roles addressed: Medical Expert Case Description You are in the emergency department seeing an 89-year-old female presenting with five episodes of coffee ground emesis over the last twenty-four hours. She has atrial fibrillation and is on long-term warfarin for stroke prevention. She also has CAD and had two drug eluting stents placed 4 years ago but is no longer …

Blood & Clots Series: How do you stop warfarin for surgery?

In Blood & Clots, Medical Concepts by Kerstin de WitLeave a Comment

All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found here. CanMEDS Roles addressed: Medical Expert, Scholar Case Description You are assessing a 76 year old lady who takes warfarin for stroke prevention because she had a mechanical aortic valve replacement 4 years ago. She was at the preoperative clinic this morning because she will have a knee replacement surgery in a weeks time. The anesthesiologist said they would  like to …