Louis Argentine MD
A 45 year old male presents to your emergency department with 1 day of headache, body aches, nausea and vomiting? On further history you learn that the patient recently returned from a trip to Africa and you suspect Yellow Fever. Which of the following below would increase your suspicion for Yellow Fever? (scroll down for the answer)
A) Low pulse relative to fever
With the rise in popularity of the NOAC class of anticoagulants, more and more patients with a new diagnosis of pulmonary embolism are being discharged from the emergency department. Multiple risk classifications tools have been developed to help identify patients at low risk of short term mortality. Read on to see if this new study determined which tool is the winner!
Treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in the emergency department includes aggressive volume repletion and administration of insulin, however it is also extremely important to address electrolyte abnormalities…
-One segment of intestine telescopes into another
-Most commonly ileum into colon
-Most common cause of intestinal obstruction in children under 2 y/o
-Rare before 2 months old
-Classically infant with intermittent episodes of severe abdominal pain with legs drawn to chest, asymptomatic between episodes
-Classic Triad: abdominal pain, palpable sausage shaped abdominal mass, bloody stools (“currant jelly”)
- rarely all 3 present
Oral steroids are a mainstay of treatment for severe posion ivy induced contact dermatitis. The doses, duration of therapy, and taper/nontaper debate has raged for decades: read on a for quick summary of a paper comparing a short steroid burst to a 15 day taper!