Emergency Medicine Secrets, Fifth Edition by Vincent J. Markovchick MD FAAEM FACEP, Peter T. Pons MD

By Vincent J. Markovchick MD FAAEM FACEP, Peter T. Pons MD FACEP, Katherine A. Bakes MD

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AAA is manifested by aortic diameter greater than 3 cm with most symptomatic aneurysms being greater than 5 cm (Fig. 5-5). Studies by emergency physicians showed sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 98% for the detection of AAA. Studies showed a 90% correlation of ultrasound-determined aortic diameter to pathologic specimens. 37 38 Chapter 5 EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND 18. What is the significance of increased aortic diameter? 5 cm/year. Patients with an aortic diameter of greater than 5 cm have a 25% chance of rupture within 5 years, with larger aneurysms having a greater chance of rupture.

Elderly patients presenting with fever have a significant risk of serious bacterial infection. Conversely, because of their blunted fever response, bacteremic elderly patients may not be febrile. Don’t be lulled into complacency by a lack of fever in an ill-appearing elderly patient because nearly half of patients with serious infections will not have a fever. 41 42 Chapter 6 GERIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 5. What are the four types of elder abuse? a. , hitting, biting, slapping, sexual assault, burns, or unreasonable restraint [physical, chemical]).

Administration of this agent can induce a reflex bradycardia, resulting in decreased cardiac output. KEY POINTS: SHOCK 1. Shock is defined as a clinical syndrome characterized by widespread inadequate oxygenation and supply of nutrients to tissues and organs, resulting in cellular dysfunction. 2. The five categories of shock are hypovolemic, cardiogenic, distributive, obstructive, and toxic/metabolic. 3. Serum lactate is a commonly used marker to assess the extent of systemic hypoperfusion and the response to resuscitation.

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