Thu, 04/09/2020 - 5:00am

 

Question: Are anesthetic eye drops (proparacaine, tetracaine, etc.) for corneal abrasions effective for pain control AND safe to prescribe after discharge from the emergency department?

 

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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 7:00am

40 yo F presents to the ED w/ 12 hours of GI symptoms. She had nausea and vomiting, then developed right lower quadrant abomdinal pain. Labs were significant for an elevated WBC count. A CT A/P was obtained. What's the diagnosis? (scroll down for answer) 

 

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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 9:00pm

Blunt chest injury can rarely result in a direct contusion to the myocardium. This "bruise of the heart" can precipiate lethal cardiac arrhythmia, often in a delayed fashion. As you evaluate a trauma patient with complaints of chest pain after blunt injury,  you wonder what the correct workup and management of this potentially fatal condition should consist of....

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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 8:43pm

Blunt chest injury can rarely result in a direct contusion to the myocardium. This "bruise of the heart" can precipiate lethal cardiac arrhythmia, often in a delayed fashion. As you evaluate a trauma patient with complaints of chest pain after blunt injury, yo you wonder what the correct workup and management of this potentially fatal condition should consist of....

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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 8:43pm

Blunt chest injury can rarely result in a direct contusion to the myocardium. This "bruise of the heart" can precipiate lethal cardiac arrhythmia, often in a delayed fashion. As you evaluate a trauma patient with complaints of chest pain after blunt injury, yo you wonder what the correct workup and management of this potentially fatal condition should consist of....

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Sat, 04/04/2020 - 5:00am

60-year-old female presents to the emergency department with fevers, chills, and decreased appetite. Patient also complaining of L leg pain that she noted 1-day prior.

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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 9:14am

You are working in a busy ED when a patient who is 54 arrives with an acute onset headache associated with syncope but no focal neurologic deficits.  His physical exam is unremarkable but his BP is mildly elevated at 175/80. The patient’s head CT is consistent with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.  You begin anti-hypertensive treatment, but wonder how reliable non-invasive blood pressure measurement is in this patient.

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Thu, 04/02/2020 - 5:00am

 

Tox in the News lecture with Matt Salzman, MD 

 

New reports of ingestion of chloroquine for prophylaxis of COVID-19, chloroquine which was meant to clean fish tanks, resulting in critical illness and death … do not do this ...

 

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Wed, 04/01/2020 - 8:00am

A 26 yo male complains of left leg pain

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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:02pm

 

16 y/o female p/w L sided facial droop and L eyelid weakness

 

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