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PCT and pneumonia: worth it?

A 78 yo woman is brought from an assisted-living facility because of dyspnea and fever. She has an history of dyabetes and heart failure. She is confused, tachipnoic, tachicardic and febrile with rales on the back. Chest X ray shows an infiltrate. PCT value is 1,5 µg/L. Does PCT provide prognostic information concerning mortality…

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Useless ECG?

A 67 y/o man arrives to the ED by ambulance because of precordial pain since half an hour, during the transport, paramedics perform an ECG that shows a left bundle branch block (LBBB), that patient refers in his history. They find it unuseful and so they do not transmit it to the cardiologist, is it…

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