Wed, 05/17/2017 - 8:00am

A 78 year-old female presents with right-sided, sharp abdominal pain.  A CT scan is obtained. 

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Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:52pm

It’s the end of a long night shift and you are about to see your next patient triaged as “known history of gastroparesis, presenting with intractable nausea and vomiting.” You know you are in for a rough battle ahead without any good pharmacological choices for treatment.  Enter HALOPERIDOL.

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Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:00am

These are the need-to-know EKG findings found in tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) toxicity.

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Thu, 05/11/2017 - 6:41am

Debating about discharging a patient from the ED with newly diagnosed PE?  For her critically appraised topic, Dr. Sumaya Mekkaoui reviewed some literature on the safety of early outpatient treatment for patients with a low-risk pulomary emobolism.  

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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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