Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:14am

27 year-old female with right lower quadrant pain (RLQ). Pelvic is negative and ultrasound of the RLQ is shown here, what's the diagnosis?

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Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:49pm

The tape measure is a tool we should all consider adding to our tool belts or airway carts. Here’s why!

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Mon, 05/08/2017 - 5:00am

While both ocular herpes simplex and herpes zoster ophthalmicus can cause a red, painful eye, there are some important distinctions to make when diagnosing and treating each of these entities.  

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Sun, 05/07/2017 - 1:29pm

A Quick Review of this week's posts

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Sat, 05/06/2017 - 8:05am

A 55 year-old male with history of hepatic cirrhosis is brought to the ED for altered mental status. His vitals are T 100.2, HR 74, BP 113/72, SpO2 96%, RR 18. He is alert but mildly confused. He has a distended abdomen and has no abdominal tenderness but reports some vague abdominal pain. You peform a paracentesis to analyze this patient's ascitic fluid. At what ascitic fluid cell count is spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) confirmed?

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Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:36am

How to avoid intubation in a Sympathetic Crashing Acute Pulmonary Edema (S.C.A.P.E.) patient

 

 

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Thu, 05/04/2017 - 6:57am

Do you use tranexamic acid (TXA) for epistaxis?  This week, Dr. Sarab Sodhi reviews some literature on the use of TXA in the bleeding patient while focusing on the specific question of TXA use in epistaxis.  

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Tue, 05/02/2017 - 5:00am

Can cheap, safe infusions of vitamins really succeed where so many hundreds of novel therapies have failed? The recent article in Chest by Dr. Paul Merik has taken the critical care world by storm, with reported mortality rates of 8.5% in patients treated with a simple vitamin C/thiamine cocktail (with none of the deaths directly attributable to sepsis). The skepticism and push-back have been nearly unprecedented, especially on #FOAMed. Whether you're a skeptic or an early adopter, you need to understand the basis for the debate by checking out this high-yield summary.

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Mon, 05/01/2017 - 5:00am

This post is not intended to be a comprehensive review of skull fracture types and management, but rather a discussion of two subtypes of skull fracture – open and depressed fractures.  I chose this topic because it’s something I saw frequently during my recent elective working in an emergency department in Kumasi, Ghana.  In the United States at trauma centers these patients are frequently managed immediately by neurosurgery; however, with few consultants available, I was able to be more involved in the prolonged care of these patients. If faced with these types of severe head/skull injuries in a community hospital, it is important to feel comfortable with the initial management.  

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Sun, 04/30/2017 - 12:13pm

A High Yield Review of this Weeks Posts

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