Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD

Back to Basics: Irukandji Syndrome

Summer = the beach here in NJ and with the beach season comes marine envenomations.  Luckily, the most common jellyfish found here in NJ is the moon jelly which causes little to no sting.  But any jellyfish conversation in EM should include a discussion of Irukandji Syndrome - so here are your quick facts.  

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Back to Basics: Ocular Ultrasound Part 2

Last week, we learned the basics on how to perform an ocular ultrasound and what a normal eye looks like on ultrasound.  This week, we cover 5 eye pathologies that are easy to diagnose with use of ultrasound.

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Back to Basics: Pseudogout

 

Pseudogout

· Aka Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (CPPD)

· Findings:

o Deposits of calcium pyrophosphate crystals within the joint space-> seen as chondrocalcinosis (calcification of the cartilage) on x-ray

· Affected Groups:

o Age >50 years

o Both genders impacted equally

o Hemochromatosis

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