Grand Rounds Recap 3.13.19

Grand Rounds Recap 3.13.19

This week’s Grand Rounds began with a practical discussion of the CBC and differential by Dr. Hassani. Dr. Hughes and Thompson led a fantastic CPC on a case of myxedema coma, and Dr. Whitford discussed CT over-utilization in the emergency department. We finished the day with our pediatrics colleagues who walked us through anxiety-provoking cases of aortic coarctation, bacterial tracheitis, and neonatal jaundice. Check it out!

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The CBC and the Man Behind the Curtain

The CBC and the Man Behind the Curtain

It’s been called “the refuge of the intellectually destitute (physician)” by Amal Muttu. The CBC is a much maligned test that is nevertheless one of the the most frequently ordered diagnostic tests in the ED. To truly know how to interpret this test, one must understand its individual components, the possible causes of variations from normal for those components, and how it integrates into the clinical presentation of the patient. Also, it can’t help but to know and understand some of the historical background…

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