Respiratory System


{"ops":[{"insert":{"image":"\/storage\/case-images\/cs\/M12_F1.jpg"}},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"The past few weeks can be described by one word: \u0022crazy\u0022.\n\nFollowing a truly brutal stretch at the ER, you\u0027ve decided to take some time off to trek in the mountain range nearby, along with a group of people you met on a website dedicated to exploring locations off the beaten path.\n\nA few hours of driving brings you from almost sea-level to the foot of the mountains.\n\nAs you draw into the small town which acts as a defacto base camp for climbers, you notice a dilapidated sign saying \u0027ALTITUDE: 8,000 FEET\u0027.\n\nThe single European member of your group asks, \u0022That\u0027s around two and a half thousand meters, right?\u0022. Another member replies in the affirmative.\n\nThe following morning, you and the rest of the party gather your gear and start the trek.\n\nWhile the trail is steep and quite tricky in certain places, you find yourself more than up to the challenge.\n\nAfter a short break for lunch, the trek continues, and you are soon close to the waystation where you plan to spend the night.\n"}]}


{"ops":[{"insert":{"image":"\/storage\/case-images\/cs\/M12_F2.jpg"}},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"As you stop for a moment to take in the scenery, you notice that one person looks rather distressed.\n\nA few moments later, he suddenly starts to vomit.\n\n\u0022Doctor! Please help him!!\u0022 a young woman in your group starts to shout.\n\nAsking everyone to calm down, you proceed to take a look at the man.\n"}]}


{"ops":[{"insert":{"image":"\/storage\/case-images\/cs\/M12_F3.jpg"}},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"Fifty-two year old Gerard complains of a generalised headache which started around 3 hours ago, and has gradually increased in intensity over time.\n\nHe also feels nauseous and fatigued.\n\nHe was in good health prior to embarking on the trip, and was not on any medications. His medical history is only significant for allergic rhinitis.\n\nYou realize that, just like you, Gerard has skipped acclimatization, because he was unable to take leave from work until the very last minute.\n\nA quick examination reveals a normal pulse rate (88 bpm) and respiratory rate (20 cycles\/min), with no neurological or visual deficits, and no wheezing or cough.\n\nAs you complete the evaluation you thank your foresight in packing a few important medications into your bag beforehand.\n\nSometimes, there are definite advantages to being a doctor ....\n"}]}