Author: jshibata

  • Editor in Chief of The Original Kings of County 
  • EM/IM PGY4

A “SWEET” SAVE!

A young woman’s life was truly saved by the one and only… Dr. Molly Cutright! A 28 year-old woman with no past medical history was brought in by EMS for altered mental status. EMS reported that the patient had “belly…

VT, VF, and Electrical Storm

Here’s the scene: A 60 year-old man with a recent NSTEMI is admitted for pneumonia. The nurse suddenly calls you to the bedside, because the patient is unresponsive. He has no pulse, so you start chest compressions. Initial rhythm is…

ANOTHER LIFE SAVED!

Nominated by: Dr. Wiener This month we would like to congratulate the one and only DR. ADAM BLUMENBERG for a great save!! A disheveled patient was placed in the hallway complaining of weakness and was labeled “ETOH, vomiting.” Our amazing resident,…

Not another case of AMS….

A 70 y/o woman with CHF, irregular heart beat and DM presents with malaise, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea x 1 week. On exam, she appears weak and confused. Vitals are normal except mild bradycardia. FS is 100. EKG is shown.…

Tox Craze

Written by Alex Brevil A 52 y/o woman w/ fibromyalgia is found alone in her room in a confused state by her maid. She recently lost all of her retirement money and constantly “Blames Obama.” She is then rushed to…

PE or not PE, that is the question…

Written by Randi Ozaki             …and probably one of the more annoying clinical questions that we’re faced with in the ED. PERC (pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria), D-dimer and Well’s criteria have been discussed ad nauseam,…

Right on Target: A Petite Peds Post

Written by Dr. Michelle DiMare Welcome back! This month’s post is brought to you by my sudden increase in peds shifts and everyone’s favorite chief complaint: vomiting. While ultrasounding a tiny, crying, puking, squirmy patient can often seem like a…