Labs and Lytes

Labs and Lytes are case-based clinical problems designed for practicing clinicians to develop and revise knowledge and problem-solving skills. These are created by the junior medical staff and consultants participating in The Alfred ICU Education program.

All case-based scenarios on INTENSIVE are fictional. They may include realistic non-identifiable clinical data and are derived from learning points taken from clinical practice. Clinical details are not those of any particular person; they are created to add educational value to the scenarios.

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TitleKeywordsTopic
A black and white caseCHEST X-RAY, COLLAPSE, CXR, OPACITY, RIGHT MAIN BRONCHUS INTUBATIONRADIOLOGY,
RESPIRATORY
It might be carcinoid BRONCHUS, CARCINOID, HILAR MASS, LUMBAR VERTEBRA, LYTIC LESION, NARROWINGONCOLOGY,
ENDOCRINOLOGY
Its in the bloodBETA, FBC, FBE, FULL BLOOD COUNT, HAEMATOLOGY, MICROCYTIC ANEMIA, MICROCYTOSIS, NICK BINGHAM, THALASSEMIAHAEMATOLOGY,
LABORATORY
Thats A Very Interesting Chest X-rayCHEST X-RAY, CT CHEST, CXR, ICC, INTERCOSTAL CATHETER, TAVI,TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANT, TRAUMARADIOLOGY,
CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
Not all fever is infectionACUTE INTERSTITIAL NEPHRITIS, DRUG FEVER, DRUG REACTION, TAZOCINPHARMACOLOGY,
RENAL,
INFECTIOUS DISEASES,
LABORATORY
A liver that needs a restALCOHOL, ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS, AMMONIA, HEPATOMEGALY, LFTS, LIVER DISEASE, LIVER FUNCTION TESTSGASTROINTESTINAL,
LABORATORY
What's up with this pacing swan?CHEST RADIOGRAPH, MONITOR, PACING, PRESSURE WAVEFORMS, PULMONARY ARTERY CATHER, SWAN-GANZ CATHETER, X-RAYCARDIOLOGY,
MONITORING
How new is new?ACUTE, CHRONIC, CT HEAD, SUBACUTE, SUBDURAL HAEMORRHAGE, TRAUMATRAUMA,
NEUROSURGERY
A tight squeezeAPNOEA TESTING, CEREBRAL OEDEMA, EDEMA, MONITOR, TBI, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, PSEUDO-SUBARACHNOID HAEMORRHAGETRAUMA,
NEUROLOGY,
NEUROSURGERY,
MONITORING
Scedo... what?ANTIFUNGAL, FUNGAL INFECTION, FUNGUS, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, MICROBIOLOGY,SCEDOSPORIUM PROLIFICANS, SEVERE BURNS, VORICONAZOLEMICROBIOLOGY,
INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Just do it!AIRWAY, BRONCHOSCOPY, CHRIS NICKSON, DISPLACED, OBSTRUCTED, OWEN ROODENBURG,TRACHEOSTOMY, TUBERESPIRATORY,
VENTILATION, AIRWAY
What does this monitor screen tell you about TBI?BURST SUPPRESSION, ICP, PRIYA RAO, RAISED INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE, SEVERE TBI,THIOPENTONE, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURYTRAUMA,
NEUROLOGY,
NEUROSURGERY,
MONITORING
Where are the stripes?LABS AND LYTES, NASAL JEJUNAL FEEDING TUBE, PRIYA RAO, RADIOGRAPHY, TIGER TUBE, X-RAYGASTROINTESTINAL,
EQUIPMENT
Salt of the Earth - Part 1ADAM DRENZLA, ARTERIAL, BIOCHEMISTRY, CONVULSION, HYPONATRAEMIA, HYPONATREMIA,ION SELECTIVE ELECTRODE, ISE, LABORATORY, MEASUREMENT, SEIZURE, VENOUSMETABOLIC,
INVESTIGATIONS
ABGs in a case of respiratory failureABG, ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS, CHRONIC, FASCICULATIONS, HYPOXAEMIC, LABS AND LYTES,RESPIRATORY FAILURE, TAN AIK HAURESPIRATORY,
ACID-BASE
Mastering the vascathDIALYSIS, INSERTION, RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY, RRT, TROUBLE-SHOOTING, VASCATH,VUI KIAN HORENAL,
EQUIPMENT AND MONITORING
A Chest Radiograph after Cardiac SurgeryCARDIAC SURGERY, CHEST RADIOGRAPH, CHEST X-RAY, CXR, KATHY JAO, LINES, PACING WIRES, SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL MASSRADIOLOGY,
CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
Misplaced central lineADAM DRENZLA, ANATOMICAL VARIANCE, CENTRAL LINE, CXR, DIANE KELLY, MISPLACED,PERSISTENT, PLSVCRADIOLOGY,
CARDIOLOGY,
MONITORING
Puzzling PAC pressuresDAVID TUXEN, PAOP, PAWP, PDP, PULMONARY ARTERY CATHETER, PULMONARY ARTERY OCCLUSION PRESSURE, PULMONARY DIASTOLIC PRESSURE, RAP, RIGHT ATRIAL PRESSURE, WEDGECARDIOLOGY,
MONITORING
Hypoxia after lung transplantation"CHEST RADIOGRAPH, CHRIS NICKSON, DAVID PILCHER, HYPOXIA, LUNG TRANSPLANT, PRIMARY GRAFT DYSFUNCTIONRESPIRATORY,
TRANSPLANTATION
Alarming alarmsBRADYCARDIA, BRADYDYSRHYTHMIA, ISOPRENALINE, ISOPROTERENOL, PACING, SARAH YONGCARDIOLOGY,
RESUSCITATION
A case of TBICT BRAIN, ICP, RAISED INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE, SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, TBI,WAVEFORM, EMILY HARMANTRAUMA,
NEUROSURGERY
CyanosisANTERIOR MEDIASTINAL MASS, CHRIS SIA, RIGHT-SIDED AORTIC ARCH, TETRALOGY OF FALLOTCARDIOLOGY,
CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
Belly ache and Rigler's SignABDOMINAL X-RAY, INTESTINAL DIAMETER, INTRA-PERITONEAL GAS, RIGLER'S SIGN, CHRIS SIAGASTROINTESTINAL,
SURGERY
Why the alveolar opacitites?ALVEOLOAR OPACITIES, CHEST X-RAY, INTERSTITIAL OPACITIES, PULMONARY FIBROSIS, CHRIS SIARESPIRATORY, RADIOLOGY
Double TroubleECG, HETEROTROPIC HEART TRANSPLANT, VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, VIRGINIA NEWCOMBE,VTCARDIOLOGY,
INVESTIGATIONS
Location, location, locationCVC, EAMON RAITH, MISPLACED CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETERCARDIOLOGY,
INVESTIGATIONS
Own the EVDEVD, EXTERNAL VENTRICULAR DRAIN, HYDROCEPHALUS, ICP, INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE, NEUROSURGERYNEUROSURGERY,
MONITORING
CVC Deep SCENTRAL LINE, CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER, COMPLICATIONS, CVC, DEEP SULCUS SIGN, EAMON RAITH, PNEUMOTHORAXRADIOLOGY,
MONITORING,
RESPIRATORY
Bubbles arent always a good thingBRONCHIAL BLOCKER, BRONCHOPLEURAL FISTULA, CHEST DRAIN, DAVID ANDERSON, DOUBLE LUMEN ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE, VINAY BHARATULARADIOLOGY,
RESPIRATORY

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