Mon, 05/01/2017 - 5:00am

This post is not intended to be a comprehensive review of skull fracture types and management, but rather a discussion of two subtypes of skull fracture – open and depressed fractures.  I chose this topic because it’s something I saw frequently during my recent elective working in an emergency department in Kumasi, Ghana.  In the United States at trauma centers these patients are frequently managed immediately by neurosurgery; however, with few consultants available, I was able to be more involved in the prolonged care of these patients. If faced with these types of severe head/skull injuries in a community hospital, it is important to feel comfortable with the initial management.  

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Sun, 04/30/2017 - 12:13pm

A High Yield Review of this Weeks Posts

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Sat, 04/29/2017 - 11:27am

In the spirit of CORD 2017 which just passed, check out this great bank of oral board simulation cases from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors!

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Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:33pm

Patients with cerebellar hemorrhage are more likely to have rapidly progressive symptoms and may require more aggressive interventions than patients with other forms of intra-cerebral hemorrhage

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Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:23am

Looking for some high yield ocular trauma pearls?  This week during our HEENT module, Dr. Karthik Muthuswamy provided us multiple leaning points we can apply to our next patient suffering from ocular trauma.   

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Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:01am

Patient fell on an outstretched hand and presents with arm pain, what’s the diagnosis and how should you treat him?

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Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:00am

Chief Complaint: Finger infection. Gosh, I hope it’s only a paronychia. Oh no…it’s a felon! How do I drain those again??

 

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Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:01am

Any chemical exposure to the eyes is a true emergency until proven otherwise. 

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Sat, 04/22/2017 - 8:05am

A 29 year old male presents to your Emergency Department with finger pain. The patient reports his is a construction worker and was using and hammer and "missed" and hit his left hand. On physical exam you note some swelling to the distal half of the patient's left index finger.

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Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:03am

Recent tragic events remind us that we need to be ready for chemical attacks. Learn the basics of sarin gas.

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