Medical Records

The longer you’re in a hospital, the crazier the things you see become.  This is a running list of bizarre lab values, vital signs, and other oddities that I have seen.  I’ll do my best to keep this somewhat up to date.

  • Ammonia Level:  830 –  July 2009 (normal < 80)
  • Blood Alcohol Content:  409 – October 2009 (5x the legal limit)
  • Systolic BP:  280 – October 2009 (normal is 120, emergency is >180)
  • Extreme Procedure Award:  Bedside Craniotomy and Grid Removal – July 2009
  • Worst Reason for an Ambulance Ride:  “I’ve got a toothache” – June 2009
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Responses

  1. 26 year old grandmother. Top that.

  2. Worst Reason for an Ambulance Ride: “I swallowed an oyster and now my throat hurts” On exam: perfectly fine, no retained shell, no difficulty swallowing…nothing


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