Month: September 2016

So Bored Sour Salivary Stones

It’s another long night in pod A, but luckily there is a break in the unending stream of patients. You head to your favorite green delicatessen and feeling adventurous, you pick up a bag of sour candy. So sour! Your…

Brainstem Rule of Fours

Who remembers the brainstem in medical school? You vaguely remember pictures like the one to the right that made you want to adopt a pug? Well, stick with me and let’s learn a system for the brainstem. I promise I…

Syncope – Not for the Faint of Heart

Dr. Sinert graciously hosted Food & Journal this week at his outdoor courtyard in Brooklyn. Over barbecue and veggies, we spent the first half of the night discussing a new paper on syncope management and the second cheering Usain Bolt to…

A Ripping Pain

A 67 year-old male with history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus type II, dyslipidemia presents to the emergency department with 1 hour of severe chest discomfort that started while he was watching the evening news at home. The chest discomfort is…

An Ultrasound from the Peds Side!

A 12 year-old female with no PMHx presents to the pediatric ED with acute-onset crampy and sharp left-sided pelvic pain. The pain started 3-4 hours earlier, associated with nausea but no vomiting or diarrhea. VS: HR 102, BP 110/86, T: 99.4…