A 62 year old man presents with a swollen right calf 3 weeks after undergoing a total left hip replacement. He is known to have rheumatoid arthritis. An Emergency Department doctor tells you that he feels the patient can be discharged. He tells you this because he shows you the D-Dimer result, which is “negative”. [...]
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A 44 year old builder presents with weakness over the past 48 hours A neurological exam reveals the following (N=normal): Upper Limbs Lower Limbs Right Left Right Left Tone N reduced N N Power (MRC) 4/5 4/5 3/5 4/5 Coordination N N N N Sensation Fine touch Proprioception N N N N N N N [...]