John Cafaro MD

#EMconf: Thyroid Storm Treatment

We will continue our focus on thyroid emergencies.  Thryoid storm is a life threatening decompensation of thyrotoxicosis with the classic presenting triad of hyperthermia, altered mental status and sympathetic surge.  This is largely a clinical diagnosis and timely, accurate treatment is essential.  Read ahead for the treatment regimen and pay particular attention to the ORDER of medications!    

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#EMConf: Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the ED!

Last week the Cooper EM residents received a primer on the approach to the patient with IBD in the ED from our own GI fellow Krysta Contino. This week will focus on the basic approach, and next week we will take a deeper dive into specific complications that every ED doc needs to know about!

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