Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:52pm

It’s the end of a long night shift and you are about to see your next patient triaged as “known history of gastroparesis, presenting with intractable nausea and vomiting.” You know you are in for a rough battle ahead without any good pharmacological choices for treatment.  Enter HALOPERIDOL.

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Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:00am

These are the need-to-know EKG findings found in tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) toxicity.

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Thu, 05/11/2017 - 6:41am

Debating about discharging a patient from the ED with newly diagnosed PE?  For her critically appraised topic, Dr. Sumaya Mekkaoui reviewed some literature on the safety of early outpatient treatment for patients with a low-risk pulomary emobolism.  

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Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:14am

27 year-old female with right lower quadrant pain (RLQ). Pelvic is negative and ultrasound of the RLQ is shown here, what's the diagnosis?

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Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:49pm

The tape measure is a tool we should all consider adding to our tool belts or airway carts. Here’s why!

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Mon, 05/08/2017 - 5:00am

While both ocular herpes simplex and herpes zoster ophthalmicus can cause a red, painful eye, there are some important distinctions to make when diagnosing and treating each of these entities.  

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Sun, 05/07/2017 - 1:29pm

A Quick Review of this week's posts

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Sat, 05/06/2017 - 8:05am

A 55 year-old male with history of hepatic cirrhosis is brought to the ED for altered mental status. His vitals are T 100.2, HR 74, BP 113/72, SpO2 96%, RR 18. He is alert but mildly confused. He has a distended abdomen and has no abdominal tenderness but reports some vague abdominal pain. You peform a paracentesis to analyze this patient's ascitic fluid. At what ascitic fluid cell count is spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) confirmed?

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Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:36am

How to avoid intubation in a Sympathetic Crashing Acute Pulmonary Edema (S.C.A.P.E.) patient

 

 

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Thu, 05/04/2017 - 6:57am

Do you use tranexamic acid (TXA) for epistaxis?  This week, Dr. Sarab Sodhi reviews some literature on the use of TXA in the bleeding patient while focusing on the specific question of TXA use in epistaxis.  

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