Author: kkelson

Kyle Kelson, Downstate/Kings County Emergency Medicine resident.

@kelsonmd

Abscess Obsession

You’re working a peds shift when a concerned pair of parents brings their three year old child in with a swollen, red, warm bump on his forearm. They first noticed it yesterday, and it has progressively gotten larger. He’s not…

Acute Pulmonary Edema: Admit Everyone?

A 52 year-old man with diabetes, hypertension, end-stage renal disease on dialysis, and CAD presents to the ED with sudden onset of shortness of breath. He endorses missing his last dialysis session because he left the country for a week…

Discharge that pneumo!

Last month we discussed the use of needle aspiration as an alternative to placing a traditional large-bore chest tube in patients with spontaneous pneumothoraces. One of the selling points of using these less invasive methods is that they decrease the amount…

Pregnant with a PE: What to do

A young woman presents to your ED with shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain. She states she got off a long plane flight from the Philippines. She is mildly tachycardic. OK, you think, let’s just whip out the ol’…