Welcome to the next episode of The Reveal where we take you inside the mind of a test-taker to deconstruct and connect the dots of a board-style question so you can become a better student, transform how you learn, and excel not only on high-stakes exams, but also in your general medical knowledge. Let’s get started.
A 42-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse presents with severe abdominal pain and vomiting following an alcohol binge. Lab values are as follows: WBC 14,000, Hgb 10, platelets 98, lipase 9000, AST 200, ALT 107, T. bill 1.6, Na 134, K 5.1, Cr. 3.1, and glucose 313. Which of the following lab values is associated with increased mortality?
A) AST of 200
B) Creatinine of 3.1
C) Glucose of 313
D) Lipase of 9000
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