Have you ever attemped a trigger point injection to improve your patient's musculoskeletal pain? Did it help? This week for his Critically Appraised Topic, Dr. John Cafaro investigated some of the literature on the effectiveness of trigger point injections for patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain.Read more
Submitted by John Cafaro MD
25 year-old female presents following a fall from her horse 5 days ago. She complains of severe pain in the radial aspect of her right wrist and has no other injuries. Plain films at an outside ED immediately following the injury were negative and repeat plain films are shown here. What’s the diagnosis?
A high-yield review of the past week from EMDailyRead more
An 80 year old male with history of hypertension, IDDM, and CML presents with acute onset confusion and left-sided weakness. The patient has no signs of trauma and is currently afebrile.Read more
2 year-old male with no PMHx is brought to the ED for intermittent abdominal pain for the past two days. Mom notes that the child will crouch down into a ball when he has pain, which only lasts for a few minutes at a time. He has decreased solid food intake but no vomiting or diarrhea and is otherwise well. Vitals and physical exam are unremarkable. The ultrasound is shown below…what’s the diagnosis?Read more
Submitted by Lauren Murphy, MD