Thinking about abdominal pain
Dr. JR Pickett examines the difference between a thoracic aortic dissection and an abdominal aortic aneurysm
In this episode of Medic Mindset, White Tiger, Dr. JR Pickett is back! Previously, he has talked to us about syncope and shortness of breath. This time it’s all about abdominal pain.
Dr. Pickett emphasizes patient history and physical exam, and includes a few ultrasound nuggets.
What’s the difference between a thoracic aortic dissection and an abdominal aortic aneurysm? Why is abdominal pain so concerning in geriatric patients? How can you adjust your physical exam techniques to gain the trust of pediatric patients? And why does White Tiger only cry one tear when he has appendicitis?
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