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Questions: 8 | Attempts: 1610 | Last updated: Jan 9, 2013
Sample QuestionA mother brings her six-month-old son to see you in the emergency department in January. The child had an uneventful prenatal course, and growth and development have been normal to this point. The child is primarily breast fed, but his mother did begin to introduce solids at 4 months of age. The child now presents with emesis and diarrhea of two days duration. She has noted no blood in his stools. In addition, the patient has had several episodes of emesis, and does not seem to have tolerated any oral intake. You inquire about urine output, and the patient s mother reports one wet diaper yesterday and none today. She denies any fevers. The patient does attend day care, and according to his mother, there have been several other children there with a stomach flu. On physical examination, heart rate is 165, and the remainder of the vital signs are within normal limits. Weight is 6.3 kg. The patient weighed 7 kg at his pediatrician s office earlier this week. The patient is crying but consolable with the examination. He appears ill and listless. Eyes appear sunken and lips are dry. The patient is not producing tears with his crying. Anterior fontanel is sunken. The patient s lungs are clear, and auscultation of the heart reveals no murmurs. Capillary refill is 3-4 seconds, but skin turgor appears normal. Examination of the rectal area reveals redness and excoriation. Given the patient s history, you suspect gastroenteritis. You give the pts mother a bottle of oral rehydration solution and instruct her to give the child a teaspoon every 5 minutes. While explaining the instructions to his mother, the child drinks several ounces from his bottle and promptly vomits on you. Of the following, the next best step in this patient s management is:
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Sample QuestionA 35 y/o male without significant PMHx presents to the ED with cough and shortness in breath for one week. He reports occasional blood tinged sputum. He denies malaise, weight loss, fevers or joint pain. On exam, BP is 140/80, pulse is 80, O2 saturation is 97% on ambient air. Labs show a BUN of 48, creatinine of 3.5 and normal electrolytes. UA shows 1+ protein, moderate blood, 3-4 RBC casts and 2-3 granular casts per HPF. CXR shows bilateral infiltrates. Urine protein/creatinine ratio is 0.6. ELISA for anti-GBM is positive. ANCA is not detectable. Renal biopsy shows crescents in the glomeruli on light microscopy and linear IgG staining along the glomerular capillaries. What is the best management strategy for this patient?
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Sample QuestionNephrology is a speciality of medicine and paediatrics that concerns itself with the?