Thu, 08/06/2020 - 6:00am

Some highlights from Dr. Sunip Patel's lectures on Electrical Injuries 

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Wed, 08/05/2020 - 7:00am

A 4 yo M presents to Urgent Care with R shoulder pain after a fall off his bed. Father denies any head trauma or other injury. On exam, he has decreased ROM at the R shoulder and tenderness and ecchymosis along the distal/mid clavicle. Neurovascular exam is normal.

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Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:16am

The overwhelming majority of patients with back pain have a benign etiology and require nothing more than pain control and time to recover fully. A good emergency medicine physician, however, should always keep in mind the "can't miss" diagnoses and take a careful history focusing on "red flag" symptoms and risk factors. Failure to make the diagnosis in our patient today would result in irreversable paraparesis, incontinence, and impotence. Read on to see why!

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Mon, 08/03/2020 - 5:00am

Good analgesia is crucial in fracture reduction. This can be achieved many different ways, including regional anesthesia, systemic pain medications, or procedural sedation.  For certain fracture types, such as wrist fractures, a hematoma block is often used.  Here are basic instructions, tips and tricks for performing a hematoma block.

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Sat, 08/01/2020 - 10:00pm

19-year-old male

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Fri, 07/31/2020 - 4:00am

A 34-year-old woman at 32 weeks gestation presents to the emergency department with cough, dyspnea and hypoxemia. She rapidly progresses to severe ARDS despite lung protective ventilation, paralysis and inhaled epoprostenol. P/F ratio is 99 mm Hg. Is prone positioning safe to perform in pregnant patients with severe ARDS? If so, are modifications necessary to offload the abdomen and monitor the fetus? A recently published review in Obstetrics and Gynecology discusses this important topic. 

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Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:06am

This month the Cooper EM residents learn about summer emergencies. Here is some quick pearls about snake bites from PGY-2, Dr. Chavis. 

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Wed, 07/29/2020 - 8:23am

A 44 yo female c/o left eye pain

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Tue, 07/28/2020 - 9:57am

A 76 yo female with a history of Stage IV breast Ca with metastasis to the lung presents to the ED with acute shortness of breath 10 hours after an outpatient placement of a right sided PleurX chest tube for drainage of recurrent malignant effusion......

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Mon, 07/27/2020 - 10:46am

Summer = the beach here in NJ and with the beach season comes marine envenomations.  Luckily, the most common jellyfish found here in NJ is the moon jelly which causes little to no sting.  But any jellyfish conversation in EM should include a discussion of Irukandji Syndrome - so here are your quick facts.  

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