John Cafaro MD
#EMconf: The Hook Effect
Happy Thanksgiving to all from EM Daily! Hopefully many of you are able to watch some football and spend quality time with your family and friends. The conference pearl for this week is from Dr. Lisa Filippone who explains why you may get a false negative pregancy test. Take a few minutes to read about the Hook Effect...
Advanced Practice: Euglycemic DKA!
A new class of medications for the management of diabetes (SGLT-2 inhibitors) is challenging our traditional notions of the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Read on for quick pearls on when to suspect so called "euglycemic DKA" in the ED.
Advanced Practice: Dialysis Fistula Bleeding
It can be frustratingly difficult to obtain hemostasis in bleeding dialysis fistulas. Here are some pearls to help you next time you see this patient!
Back to Basics: Zipper Injuries
Zipper injuries are not only seen in There's Something About Mary. Learn how to approach and treat them.
Not just spotting: Hemorrhage control for the serious vaginal bleeder
A nurse yells out that a woman is exsanguinating from her vaginal bleeding. You quickly realize this is different from your typical GYN patient....
Back to Basics: Omphalitis
Omphalitis is a potentially life-threatening infection of the umbilical stump. Brush up with these pearls so you won't miss it on your next peds shift!
Back to Basics: Pediatric Chest Pain
The differential for pediatric chest pain is very different from that of adults. Read below for a few pearls on Pediatric Chest Pain.
#EMconf: Do Trigger Point Injections Improve Musculoskeletal Pain?
Have you ever attemped a trigger point injection to improve your patient's musculoskeletal pain? Did it help? This week for his Critically Appraised Topic, Dr. John Cafaro investigated some of the literature on the effectiveness of trigger point injections for patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain.