Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD
A 64M with history of opioid use disorder, HCV, HTN presented to the ED with left knee pain and swelling 10 days after mechanical fall onto that knee. He was unable to bear weight. His knee was extremely swollen with an effusion, warm, and he had severe pain with any ROM of the joint. His X-ray negative for fracture. What else could be causing this patient's swollen painful knee?
A patient comes into the ED with a high fever, shortness of breath, mild headache, diarrhea, and general malaise. It’s 2021… so naturally, the ‘COVID alarms’ start sounding in our heads. But if it were that simple, we probably wouldn't be posting about it, would we?
Last week, we covered the basics of adult pneumonia, focusing on community acquired pneumonia (CAP). This week, will we cover the pathogens and treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) & ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP).
Over the last few weeks, we covered pediatric coughs, finishing with pediatric pneumonia. This week, we will continue along this trend and discuss community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the adult population.
With several anticoagulants now on the market, one needs to be well versed in the various reversal options in the setting of lifethreatening bleed (or if supratherapeutic on coumadin). Here's your quick review.