Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:54am

A 20 y/o M arrives to your ED following an assault with a baseball bat...

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Fri, 09/01/2017 - 6:16pm

Remember the mnemonic T.O.L.D. when taking care of critically ill pregnant patients

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Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:00pm

The Urine Drug Screen (UDS) is a commonly used test in the emergency department, however there are many shortcomings that limit its diagnostic utility. The Urine Drug Screen is exactly that – a SCREENing and not a confirmatory test!  This week Dr. Lauren Murphy educated us on: 1) the potential false positives and negatives of the UDAS and 2) the detection times that drug metabolites are at a concentration in the urine to trigger a positive result (cutoff value).  Read ahead for the reference tables!    

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Wed, 08/30/2017 - 6:43am

A 63 yo male presents with back pain and lower extremity weakness.

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Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:03am

Your patient just ate fish and seems to be having a weird reaction.  Could this be one of those weird marine poisonings?

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Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:17am

The differential for pediatric chest pain is very different from that of adults. Read below for a few pearls on Pediatric Chest Pain.

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Sun, 08/27/2017 - 8:00am

A High Yield summary of this week's posts

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Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:43pm

Local paramedics respond to a call for an unresponsive teenager…

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Thu, 08/24/2017 - 6:39am

After the awesome RESUS/EM conference last week, we return to our module of the month: Toxicology.  This week Dr. Lauren Murphy has summarized the key points of her talk on the toxic alcohols.  Knowing a little bit about toxic alcohol ingestion is very useful, as it is a fatal toxicity but treatable when recognized in a timely manner!

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Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:46am

23 yo male presents with hand pain.  He reluctantly admits to punching a wall during a fight with his girlfriend.  Exam reveals focal swelling and tenderness of right hand.  What's the diagnosis?  (scroll down for answer)

 

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