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Spot the Diagnosis! The case of the Jovial Man

In Arts PRN, Medical Concepts by Tetyana Maniuk2 Comments

As part of the Arts PRN series, we will intermittently be featuring pieces of historic art that hint at an underlying medical condition. They say a picture is worth 1000 words… can you Spot the Diagnosis after examining only a painting? Read on to learn not only about the art, but about these fascinating medical conditions. Who knows, maybe they’ll help you make a diagnosis some day (or at least help you out on Jeopardy)! …

Alcohol related diseases

In Medical Concepts by Shahbaz SyedLeave a Comment

The intoxicated patient is commonplace in the Emergency Department (ED), typically there is little clinical concern with these patients, and they are set up for the “breakfast plan”; to discharge them home once they are conversing and ambulating normally. These patients, however, have the potential to have significant alcohol related diseases are often under-diagnosed and under-recognized, and we seek to discuss when the ED physician should investigate these patients further. Alcoholic Ketoacidosis Alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA) is …