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A medicine student at AT Still School of Osteopathic Medicine tells of a time his team used VisualDx to diagnose a hiker with hallucinations.
"54F presents with altered mental status. Patient is an avid hiker and exercises multiple times a week. Patient has no significant medical history. Family reports she was acting strange for the past two days. Patient has also reported some hallucinations. Family states that she has been working out more lately and has been drinking a lot of water to rehydrate. Patient was admitted to the medicine service. Extensive lab work was done that showed a sodium level was 120. Patient was diagnosed with hyponatremia. Team started corrected sodium level by 0.5meq/hr with hypertonic saline. VisualDx helped since it allows doctors to see cases such as this to diagnose quickly."
VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system that has become the standard electronic resource at more than half of U.S. medical schools and more than 1,500 hospitals and institutions nationwide. VisualDx combines clinical search with the world's best medical image library, plus medical knowledge from experts to help with diagnosis, treatment, self-education, and patient communication. Expanding to provide diagnostic decision support across General Medicine, the new VisualDx brings increased speed and accuracy to the art of diagnosis. Learn more at www.visualdx.com.