A 38 year old male with a past medical history of IV drug use presented with right 4th finger pain. It is held in slight flexion, there is swelling over the tendon, and pain with palpation and slight extension.
Michael Coletta, MD
Withdrawal delirium (delirium tremens) can mimic many other critical illnesses we see including but not limited to sepsis, toxidromes, excited delirium, and hyperthermia, making it a life-threatening disease that is often underrecognized.
Have you considered using ultrasound to diagnose pneumonia in children? This week for his critically appraised topic, Dr. Michael Coletta researched whether point-of-care ultrasound is a better imaging study for diagnosing pediatric pneumonia than chest xray. Read ahead for the details....
Always looking up the clinical findings of a central vs. peripheral CN VII palsy? Wondering who to treat and who not to treat? Well...this post is for you! Click to read more about the basics of a Bell's Palsy!
How do you safely disposition your low-risk chest pain patients? This week for his Critically Appraised Topic, Dr. Michael Coletta investigated the safety and accuracy of accelerated diagnostic protocols for low-risk chest pain patients presenting to the ED.