A 41 year old man presented to the emergency department with a two week history of worsening shortness of breath. Associated symptoms included a cough productive of green sputum, intermittent fevers, night sweats, and non-pleuritic pain in the right side of the chest wall. He had a history of chronic pancreatitis secondary to alcohol excess, which was complicated by diet controlled type 2 diabetes. He also smoked 40 cigarettes a day.
almost 6 years ago
"As clinicians we shouldn't underestimate the impact on patients of nosebleeds and bruising," said a PEGASUS TIMI 54 researcher, so before treatment patients should hear about even nonmajor risks.
over 5 years ago