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Which area of the body central cyanosis likely to be detected
The tongue and oral mucous membranes
Which clinical entity is there severe tissue hypoxia but no peripheral cyanosis?
Carbon monoxide poisoning
What are the cause of central cyanosis?
methemoglobinemia, VQmismatch, high altitudes
Which blood disorder would one associate the appearance of aseptic necrosis of the femoral head?
Sickle cell
Why are O-negative packed cells comparable to O-negative whole blood prior to cross match
O-neg packed cells are less concentrated with anti-A and anti-B antibodies
In the differential diagnosis of a prolonged PTT with a normal PT, which diagnosis is most likely?
Hemophilia A
What are the potential complications of autotransfusion?
air embolus, dilutional coagulopathy (if >4L), sepsis, hemolysis (if blood has pooled w/in the pleural cavity for >6hrs)
ITP can tolerate platelet levels as low as ____
Clinical presentation: The patient is seen with headache, swelling, and cyanosis or plethora of the face and upper extremities, and shortness of breath. What is the diagnosis?
SVC syndrome