Tue, 01/08/2019 - 4:20pm

A 25 yo male with a hx of ESRD due to membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) presents to the ED with complaints of swelling to his LUE, face, and neck progressive over 5 days. He was seen at another ED 2 days prior and had an ultrasound of his LUE fistula as well as a duplex of his LUE which were unremarkable.  A CT scan of the chest was ordered, revealing bilateral occluded brachiocephalic veins, which were treated in the interventional radiology suite with balloon venoplasty with resultant resolution of edema.

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Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:59am

Clonidine is a common medication prescribed for a variety of indications in both the adult and pediatric population. It's also on the "one pill can kill" list. Read on below for a high level overview of clonidine and how to manage an overdose.

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Sat, 01/05/2019 - 9:36am

Which of the following medications is NOT associated with methemoglobinemia? (scroll down for answer) 

A) Quinines 

B) Benzocaine 

C) Sodium Nitrite 

D) Dapsone

E) Ciprofloxacin

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Thu, 01/03/2019 - 3:55pm

Dr. Blake Siglock discusses the acutely ill pregnant women at today's CUH conference day. 

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Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:00pm

25 year-old female presents following a fall from her horse 5 days ago.

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Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:26am

Von Willebrand Disease is the most common of the inherited bleeding disorders. Do you remember that there is more than one "type" of Von Willebrand Disease? Remember which type you should NOT use DDVAVP on? Read on for a quick overview. 

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Sat, 12/29/2018 - 1:49pm

Which of the following lab results are consistent with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura?

(scroll down for answer) 

A) Decreased Platelets, Normal PT/INR, Normal Fibrinogen 

B) Increased Platelets, Decreased PT/INR, Increased Fibrinogen 

C) Decreased Platelets, Decreased PT/INR, Decreased Fibrinogen 

D) Normal Platelets, Normal PT/INR, Increased Fibrinogen 

E) Decreased Platelets, Increased PT/INR, Decreased Fibrinogen 

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Fri, 12/28/2018 - 6:00am

Check out this lecture from by Dr. Jen Axelband from 2018’s C4 conference

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Wed, 12/26/2018 - 1:19pm

An 81 yo female presents with altered mental status




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Tue, 12/25/2018 - 5:00am

Lemierre Syndrome is thrombophlebitis with infectious involvement of the carotid sheath vessels and bacteremia.  It is an extremely rare condition also known as jugular vein suppurative thrombophlebitis, postanginal sepsis and necrobacillosis, which usually affects previously healthy / young adults (approx. 20 y/o).  


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