Wed, 06/03/2020 - 11:30am

65 yo female presents with right ankle pain

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Tue, 06/02/2020 - 5:11am

It is the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. A 9 yo male presents with one week of flu-like symptoms. You wonder if this is just a viral syndrome or something more ominous as you head for the room....(it is something more ominous)

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Mon, 06/01/2020 - 5:00am

Dental pain is a common chief complaint in the emergency department, but it can mean many different things.  Let's review some of the basics about causes of dental pain.

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Sat, 05/30/2020 - 6:30pm

A 25 year old male with a his

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Fri, 05/29/2020 - 3:00am

It’s been a busy day in the ED and you’ve had several cardiac arrests come in back to back.  EMS calls in with another one just as they’re hitting the door.  The patient is an adult, but you notice the BVM they’re using is much smaller than what you’re used to seeing.  The medic says “The day has been so bad, we didn’t have time to get back to base to restock the rig.  We only had a pediatric BVM.”  Knowing that safe ventilation includes limiting tidal volumes and pressures, you wonder what the implications of using a pediatric BVM are.

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Thu, 05/28/2020 - 5:00am

 

A patient with PMH of HTN and DM presents to the ED with chest pain. What is the interpretation of the ECG?

 

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Wed, 05/27/2020 - 5:00pm

80 yo M presents to the ED w/ 1 week of intermittent epigastric pain w/ nausea and vomiting.

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Mon, 05/25/2020 - 5:00am

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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Sat, 05/23/2020 - 10:15pm

 

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Fri, 05/22/2020 - 5:41am

As we learn more about the pathophysiology of COVID-19, alternative treatments are being explored for the severe sequelae of this disease. SARS-CoV-2 enters human cells via the ACE2 receptor, located in many organs, including the heart, vascular endothelium, and alveolar epithelium causing an inflammatory cascade that can lead to ARDS, vasodilatory shock, myocarditis, acute kidney injury and capillary leak. Given the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 and the RAAS, is there a role for angiotensin II in vasodilatory shock caused by COVID-19?

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