D-Dimers explained

The D-dimer test is a marker of blood clotting activity and is not diagnostic of VTE When used appropriately the D-dimer test helps “rule out” VTE if the test is negative and the chance of the patient having a VTE is relatively low

Cancer Emergencies

Leukostasis occurs with WBC count greater than 50,000 with symptoms (usually 100,000), predominantly pulmonary and neurologic symptoms.80% of patients will have fever, so treat for infection concurrently. Chemotherapy is the only treatment that decreases mortality, but if not available, leukopheresis is the next step. Neutropenic fever is defined as a single oral temperature greater than […]

Sudden onset blue leg

You are managing a 56 year old woman with severe pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit when you are called to see her because her leg has suddenly turned blue:

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