Thu, 09/21/2017 - 7:47pm

This week at our EM/Cardiology interdisciplinary conference, Dr. Lisa Filippone presented a case of a 75 year old male who presented with acute SOB.  This patient presented to the ED 3 days after a NSTEMI with hypotension and hypoxia.  No injury pattern was identified on his ecg but his CXR was consistent with pulmonary edema.  A bedside ECHO was performed that revealed the diagnosis....

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atrial fibrillation
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:27pm

Ever wonder if all of your patients presenting with recent onset (<48 hrs) atrial fibrillation and a rapid ventricular response really need to be admitted? Is there evidence of a safe and effective treat and street algorithm that EM physicians can employ? Read on for a review of the Ottawa Aggressive Protocol for rapid afib that enables discharge of 97% of patients!

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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:00am

A 61 yo female with a history of DM presents with 3 days of severe R ear pain.

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Chondrocalcinosis
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:31am

Ever notice calcium deposition on an xray and wondered what it meant? Ever read a radiology report that indicated chondrocalcinosis? Check out below for a few pearls related to chondrocalcinosis & pseudogout.

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Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:00am

A high yield summary of the week's posts

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Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:00am

Altered mental status in a patient with a history of depression...

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Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:41am

This week for our Grand Rounds, Dr. Kate Aberger, MD, FACEP discussed Emergent Suffering in the ED.  It is important that Emergency Physicians are aware of best practices when caring and communicating with patients nearing their end of life.  Read ahead for useful Palliative Care tips.  

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Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:00am

A 40 yo female presents with flank pain.

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Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:56pm

This is a summary of a portion of Dr. Byrne's talk on airway management presented at the August ResusEM conference at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. This week we seek to answer the question: is video laryngoscopy superior to direct laryngoscopy for improved first pass success and decreased complication rates? Yes. Yes it is. Read on!

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Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:22am

Last week we wrote about how to approach hyponatremia, the differential and signs and symptoms to watch out for. The post this week reviews the treatment of hyponatremia including the dreaded osmotic demyelination syndrome. Read on for more!

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