Month: November 2017

Is “Epi” Killing Your Patient?

It’s 15 minutes from change of shift, and you are recovering from a busy overnight in the critical care area of the ED. Suddenly, an intubated patient rolls in the door without prior notification, and EMS is performing chest compressions.…

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…