Category: Boundless in Brooklyn

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…

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…

tPA for Frostbite

Dr. Ben Kaufman did a great job this month presenting this paper that talks about the most recent trends for the treatment of frostbite. That paper can be downloaded here: Frostbite tPA Dr. Kaufman was also kind enough to put…

Insect Repellents

This week we had a great wilderness meeting during which Dr. Hinds talked about insect repellents. This is a really important topic if you are going to visit one of the regions of the world where infectious agents such as Malaria…

Pitviper Envenomations

This month we had a great meeting where Dr. Janairo reviewed the Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines for the treatment of Pitviper Envenomations in the United States.  This was a great review article discussing crotalid envenomations and can be downloaded…