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So Bored I Hiccup’ed

It is 4 AM in the morning and a 50 year-old male is next to be seen in the emergency department. You think to yourself, what can possibly compel this patient to leave the warm comforts of his bed to…

Bradycardic on the Toilet

You are the junior resident working in the Critical Care and Trauma unit of the ED. You think to yourself that it’s a quiet day….then…EMS brings in a patient. The patient is a 67 year-old woman with history of type…

Patellar Dislocation and Reduction

Patellar Dislocation By: Juliana Jaramillo, MD PGY2 Case: 24 year-old female presents with right knee pain after slipping on ice. Her right leg got caught and twisted, and she felt as if something came out of place. She is unable…

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…

Dr. Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig

  46 year-old female with diabetes presents for sore throat and facial swelling for the past 3 – 4 days. Patient states she’s been experiencing difficulty with chewing due to pain. The patient also endorses tactile fevers. On exam, you notice multiple…

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…