Bored Review – Neonatal Jaundice

Seeing neonates in the Emergency Department makes me nervous. Hopefully this review can simplify one of the more common neonatal presentations. Following are the key points emergency clinicians need to know (for life and for the boards) about neonatal jaundice.…

Jungle Juice!

Smruti Desai, DO MPH PGY-1 You watch the dusk enfold the mountains and you take a large drink of water. You may be a sweaty feast for mosquitoes, but you’re not in Pod A, and you still have a week…

Bored Review – Scombroid

(Disclaimer: The featured video clip is more likely to represent anaphylaxis, not scombroid.)   You are on a blind date at a new Hawaiian restaurant. You order the Ahi tuna poke bowl. Thirty minutes into eating you suddenly feel stomach…

Acute Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome

A 68-year-old portly male is walking home after having a few drinks at a local north pole watering hole. He stumbles and tries to catch himself, but falls face first onto the ground. Luckily, his trusty red-nosed designated driver sees…

Rhythm Nation: November 2017

Rhythm Nation returns with another ECG from University Hospital of Brooklyn at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.   Case: 52-year-old man with past history of of Hypertension, Diabetes mellitus, and Hyperlipidemia who presented with chest pain.   HPI: The patient’s chest…

Meralgia Paresthetica

What is Meralgia Paresthetica? Meralgia Paresthetica, or lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment, is a clinical syndrome consisting of pain and/or dysesthesia in the anterolateral thigh due to compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.   Who is at risk? Risk…

Ibuprofen for Acute Mountain Sickness?

The Background At elevation, the body needs to adapt to the decreased partial pressure of oxygen. In the short term adaptations include tachycardia, hypertension and hyperventilation. These physiologic alterations are usually enough to prevent serious physiological distress. However, if ascent…

Peri-intubation Arrest

This EM-Critical Care Medicine case presentation focused on a very complex resuscitation with multiple facets. The case is notable because it includes most, if not all, of the factors we should consider when worrying about a peri-intubation arrest. Let’s recap…