Last week the Cooper EM residents received a primer on the approach to the patient with IBD in the ED from our own GI fellow Krysta Contino. This week will focus on the basic approach, and next week we will take a deeper dive into specific complications that every ED doc needs to know about!
John Cafaro MD
Encephalitis is defined as inflammation of the brain parenchyma, frequently caused by viruses. Autoimmune processes can also cause encephalitis: here are some pearls on the often-forgotten Anti-NDMA receptor encephalitis.
Obesity is a problem in the United States. More and more patients are receiving bariatric surgery, resulting in a predictably higher volume of patients seeking care in the ED for complications of surgery. Read on to learn more about some of the potentially devastating complications of the most common bariatric procedure: the roux-en-y bypass.
Geriatric patients suffering from falls are very common in the ED. Dr. Rick Pescatore returned to Cooper and gave a fact filled talk on the approach to these high risk patients. The talk focused on mechanisms, medications and risk assessment opportunities for future falls. Read ahead for the details...
Happy Thanksgiving to all from EM Daily! Hopefully many of you are able to watch some football and spend quality time with your family and friends. The conference pearl for this week is from Dr. Lisa Filippone who explains why you may get a false negative pregancy test. Take a few minutes to read about the Hook Effect...
A new class of medications for the management of diabetes (SGLT-2 inhibitors) is challenging our traditional notions of the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Read on for quick pearls on when to suspect so called "euglycemic DKA" in the ED.