Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD

Back to Basics: Fever, Cough, SOB

A patient comes into the ED with a high fever, shortness of breath, mild headache, diarrhea, and general malaise. It’s 2021… so naturally, the ‘COVID alarms’ start sounding in our heads. But if it were that simple, we probably wouldn't be posting about it, would we?

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Back to Basics: Hospital and Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia

Last week, we covered the basics of adult pneumonia, focusing on community acquired pneumonia (CAP).  This week, will we cover the pathogens and treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) & ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP).

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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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