EMSIG: Sudden Change of Heart: A Case of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Elise Collins*, Savannah Sadaiappen*, Ashley Green*, Meagan Josephs*, Marylynda Ogbudinkpa*, Napat Rangsipat* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine An 18 year-old African American female with no past medical history presented to the Emergency Department after being found … Continue reading EMSIG: Sudden Change of Heart: A Case of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Covid swab leads to cancer diagnosis.

Melissa Pruski*, Joseph Rogers*, Ebru Nayci*, Ricardo Ramirez*, Sabina Shukurova* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine A 20-year-old obese female without significant past medical history presented to the emergency department complaining of 2-month history of unresolved headache, nasal congestion, bilateral otalgia, right being worse than left, and intermittent fevers. Patient was afebrile and vitals were normal at ED. Patient complains of a sore throat consistent with right-sided lymphadenopathy. Patient reports 20 lb unintentional weight loss within 2 months and denies any further symptoms. She has taken Tylenol, Mucinex, Zyrtec without relief. Patient was previously diagnosed with sinusitis … Continue reading Covid swab leads to cancer diagnosis.

The Rise of Telemedicine

You wake up to get ready for work—you go to brush your teeth, look in the mirror and notice a brand new bright red rash under your right eye and think to yourself, “I can’t go into the office with what appears to be a pepperoni tattoo on my face!” So you call into work, let them know you will be an hour late, just enough time to visit the walk-in clinic.  You arrive at the walk-in clinic expecting to see a fully licensed physician, but instead, you are  greeted by an Assistant Physician who informs you they will perform … Continue reading The Rise of Telemedicine