A Week in Review: Dec 11 - 16th
What: blood accumulation between septal cartilage and mucopericondrium
Problem: Necrosis of nasal septum, infection (can spread to CNS)
Treatment: Drainage via superficial incision, topical abx, nasal packing ENT f/u
Great review of the literature (limited to case reports / series) on using nebulized TXA in hemoptysis.
500mg (IV formulation) mixed with NS in nebulizer canister x 1. Minimal side effects
Quick review of causes of syncope that we need to identify and treat in the ED.
Don't forget about Aortic Disection / AAA, ectopic pregnancy, espcially in the winter CO poisoning
A great Podcast about an interesting case: Patient comes in from the dermatologist after a seeming normal outpatient biopsy
Do remember the difference between gout and pseudogout?
How about to determine the difference between inflammatory and infectious synovial fluids.