An older patient with an acute episode of atrial fibrillation treated with amiodarone in an emergency department setting develops signs and symptoms of thyrotoxicosis. The patient needs urgent computed tomography angiography (CTA). What should we do thyroid-wise?
In the modern American hospital, clinicians spend as little as 12% of their time in direct contact with patients and their families. This has led to a decline in clinical examination skills and contributes to diagnostic error. In 2017, the Society of Bedside Medicine was formed to encourage innovation, education, and research on the role of the clinical encounter in 21st century medicine.
What tests do you perform in a patient with a suspected bleeding disorder who has normal coagulation screening test results (platelet count, prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, thrombin time, fibrinogen)?