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Phen-Fen Causes Pulmonary Hypertension

This case involves a patient who developed pulmonary hypertension after using the drug Fenfluramine/phentermine for a one year period. The patient experienced chest pain and severe shortness of breath and was subsequently admitted to the hospital for a workup to…

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PEG Tube Causes Sepsis and Early Death

This case involves a stroke patient who underwent an endoscopic PEG tube placement and deteriorated shortly thereafter. ¬†A CT scan showed significant evidence of pneumo-peritoneum, likely related to gastrostomy tube placement. ¬†An exploratory laparotomy was performed the same day and…

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Pacemaker Battery Replacement Causes Cardiac Arrest

This case involves a 61-year-old female with a past medical history of ¬†HTN, CAD, CHF, Afib with a status post biventricular ICD implant. The patient underwent a procedure to correct and replace an AICD battery due to pacemaker fuel-cell generator…

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Allergic Reaction to Medication Goes Unnoticed

This case involves a 79-year-old patient who underwent a knee reconstruction surgery. Before the surgery, the patient was in good health for a man of his age. While in the hospital during a rehab session, the patient complained of nausea…

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Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Leads to Severe Complications and Brain Death

This case involves a 53-year-old female who presented to the ED complaining of a 3-4 days history of multiple episodes of daily, non-bilious, non-bloody vomiting along with generalized, diffuse, non-radiating abdominal pain (7/10), and decreased flatus. ¬†The patient denied fever,…

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Gentamicin Toxicity Causes Neurological and Visual Disturbances

A¬†59-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital for treatment for a chronic ulcer on his left foot. The patient was sent for debridement and resection of necrotic tissue and was started on antibiotics post-operatively. The patient was started on…

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Calcaneal Osteotomy Causes Misalignment of the Calcaneus Bone and Severe Chronic Pain

This case involves a 46-year-old female who suffered from synovitis of the foot and subsequently underwent surgical treatment due to several failed attempts to treat the condition with conservative medical management. The surgery was uneventful and proceeded without complication but…

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Delayed Diagnosis of Shoulder Dystocia Leads to Blue Baby Syndrome

This case involves the complicated vaginal delivery of a male born prematurely at 34 weeks gestation. The mother was diagnosed with maternal diabetes and pregnancy induced hypertension and during a prenatal visit, her doctor told her that the baby may…

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Aggressive UVB Light Skin Treatment Leaves Man With Severe Burns

This case involves a 60-year-old male patient with a past medical history of diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease. He was being seen by a dermatologist for itchy, bleeding lesions affecting both temples and upper cheeks for a one-month duration.…

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Improper Intubation Leads to Brain Death in Young Patient

This case involves an 18-year-old female admitted for pneumonia. Her condition worsened over a short period of time where intubation and sedation were indicated. ¬†Approximately six days later her pneumonia greatly improved according to chest imaging, but nurses discovered blown…

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