Posts Tagged ‘CT scan’

Portrait of a Stone: CT versus Ultrasonography for Acute Nephrolithiasis

Posted by • September 17th, 2014

This summer, I started my residency in urology. My job for the first month was to see patients in the emergency department with urologic problems. Nephrolithiasis was one of the most frequently encountered diagnoses, and I soon learned the “drill” for working up kidney stones– check a white blood cell count, send off a urinalysis… Read More…

ICP Monitoring in Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by • December 26th, 2012

A young man is thrown off his motorcycle in a car accident. He isn’t wearing a helmet and arrives at the hospital minimally responsive with a Glasgow Coma Score of 5. He is emergently intubated. A CT scan of his brain reveals swelling and diffuse injury. He is transferred to the neurologic intensive care unit to… Read More…