Wed, 10/04/2017 - 8:37am

A 45 you female presents complaining of abdominal pain

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Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:00am

A nurse yells out that a woman is exsanguinating from her vaginal bleeding.  You quickly realize this is different from your typical GYN patient....

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Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:07am
  • Digitalis inactivates the Na-K-ATPase pump to increase intracellular calcium and extracellular potassium, causing + inoptropy, hence usage in CHF patients
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Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:00am

A high yield summary of this weeks posts

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Sat, 09/30/2017 - 8:00am

A 21 y/o F arrives with a headache, confusion and a fever...

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Wed, 09/27/2017 - 9:48pm

For the final week of our cardiology module, Dr. Lisa Filippone presented a great case.  A 24 y.o. male  playing basketball developed palpitations, lightheadedness, dizziness and almost 'passed out'.  On arrival to the ED the patient looked well and had no complaints except for palpitations:  HR 190, BP 130/70.  Lungs were clear, heart without an audible murmur and neuro exam was unremarkable.  ECG shown is shown.  What is the diagnosis and treatment?   

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Wed, 09/27/2017 - 7:00am

A 71 year old male presents with a chief complaint of dyspnea on exertion.

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Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:36am

A patient presents in ventricular tachycardia with a blood pressure of 90 systolic. He is diaphoretic and complaining of chest pain. You decide to attempt electrical cardioversion and it fails. You attempts again....and again....and again....without success. You realize this is no ordinary VT...this is electrical storm. Read on for pearls on how to deal with this frightening and deadly condition.

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Mon, 09/25/2017 - 5:00am

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!

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Sun, 09/24/2017 - 8:00am

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