Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:39am

Need a refersher for the FDP vs. FDS? Read on for a quick review.

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Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:00am

A 30 year old mechanic presents for a right lower leg injury. He was working on his car when it fell on his right leg. Urinanalysis reveals dark urine with a dipstick positive for large mount of blood. Serum CK is 28,000 units/L. The primary treatment modality is: 

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Thu, 11/08/2018 - 7:00am

Recommend against reversal of LMWH in patients receiving prophylactic dosing of LMWH. 

Low quality of evidence for the use of FFP or PCC to reverse LMWH. 

Protamine:

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Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00am

A 67 yo M w/ a PMHx of IVDU presents to the ED w/ chest pain and fever of 101.5. His initial HR is 135. A CXR is obtained and he is started on broad spectrum antibiotics.

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Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:56am

Gallstones are the leading casue of acute pancreatitis. Read below for a review of the OTHER causes (both common and uncommon) of acute pancreatitis.

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Sat, 11/03/2018 - 7:00am

A 52 year old male with history of asplenia after a car accident presents with a fever for 8 days. Tmax is 101.8. Denies any other symptoms. Denies rash. Reports he walks every morning through a path in the woods behind his house. Denies recent travel, animal exposure, sexual history.

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Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:18pm

Althought it's starting to cool off in the Norhteast, heat stroke is a big deal in some places...Read on for some pearls to recognize and manage heat stroke.

 

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Thu, 11/01/2018 - 7:00am

Consider tick borne illness when:

  • Influenza-like illness presentations, especially during the summer months. 
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • When viral meningitis is on your differential diagnosis. 

Babesiosis:

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Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:03pm

A 25 yo male presents after an MVC with foot pain.

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Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:22am

After reading the Back to the Basics post below, you decide you need a urine sample for your febrile infant.  Can you use a urine collection bag? It just seems easier for everyone involved, right? Click to see why that is the wrong answer.

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