Category: Morning Report

Morning Report: 4/17/2012

Dr. Kazzi presents some clinical pearls about preoxygenation for today’s Morning Report (originally presented 4/10/2012):   Preoxygenation   Physiology of Preoxygenation: Preoxygenation extends the duration of safe apnea (defined as the time until a patient reaches a saturation level of 88-90%) Below…

Morning Report: 4/16/2012

Today’s Morning Report is courtesy of Dr. Melendez (presented 4/12/2012). Follow the along and think about how you would handle this scary presentation.   A mother brings her 9 day old infant in because “she has not urinated in the…

Morning Report: 4/12/2012

Thanks to Dr. Guy for today’s Morning Report (presented on 4/9/2012)! Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Epidemiology:  55% mortality rate over 9 years 2% bilateral involvement mean age 62   Pathophysiology:  emboli in retinal artery/ branches ophthalmic artery from intraorbital branch…

Morning Report: 4/9/2012

Today’s Morning Report is thanks to Dr. Willis with some clinical pearls about strangulation/hanging injuries:   Strangulation / Hanging injuries   Mortality: Death from injury to spinal cord or brainstem, mechanical constriction of neck structures, bradycardic cardiac arrest (carotid sinus…

Morning Report: 4/5/2012

Thanks to Dr. Brothers for putting together today’s morning report (which was presented on 4/2/2012)! Here’s the case: 35 yo F history gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago presents with severe epigastric pain. Denies N/V/D. Has been constipated for past…

Morning Report: 3/28/2012

Here are some clinical pearls on cyanide poisonings from yesterday’s morning report by Dr. Audrey Tan: CYANIDE POISONING Sources Ingestion – chemists, photographers, jewelers, lab techs have access to cyanide salts Smoke inhalation – release of cyanide from combustion of…

Morning Report: 3/26/2012

Thank you to Dr. Aherne for this edition of Morning Report, Gamekeeper’s Thumb/Skier’s Thumb   Injury to the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) of the thumb True gamekeeper’s thumb is a chronic condition, due to repeated valgus force on MCP joint…

Morning Report: 3/23/2012

Thank you to Dr. Backster for today’s Morning Report with some clinical pearls on lightning injuries: . Lighting strikes Neg charged lightning: more common, occurs within the storm Pos charged lightning: stronger, longer exposure, & can occur miles from the…

Morning Report: 3/21/2012

The Dr. Audrey Tan Advice Column (Actually Morning Report from 3/20/2012) Practical Advice.  Not so sexy but definitely necessary. ABSCESSES To pack or not to pack to prevent recurrent/repeat infection? 7 prior controlled studies suggesting that packing prolongs wound healing…

Morning Report: 3/19/2012

From the case files of Dr. Wendy Lau, Emergency Physician: An 11 year old male with no significant past medical history presents with chest pain x 5 hours.  Patient states the pain started suddenly while running in school.  The pain…