Morning Report: 6/11/2012

Today’s Morning Report is courtesy of Dr. Harriott: We begin with a case presentation, A 25-year-old man was transported to the emergency department (ED) by police after exhibiting unusual behavior. The patient was found with marked agitation and altered mental…

Morning Report: 6/5/2012

For today’s Morning Report, we have a review of Leptospirosis by Dr. Caputo:   Leptospirosis Morning Report When should we consider it? –>Leptospirosis should be considered when a patient has a flulike disease with aseptic meningitis or disproportionately severe myalgia.…

Morning Report: 6/4/2012

Today’s Morning Report is thanks to Dr. Semenovskaya:   (Sorry about the technical difficulties with the above slide, The Bugs are Staph including MRSA, Strep, Haemophilus The Drugs are Broad-spectrum penicillin or quinolone and remember clinda if there is concern…

Morning Report: 5/31/2012

Thank you to Dr. Pearsall for today’s Morning Report:   Reversing coumadin-associated ICH: PCC vs FFP   Vitamin K for sustained reversal of vit-K dependent coag factors (10mg IV slowly) Oral anticoagulant therapy increases degree of bleeding, with mortality >…

Morning Report: 5/30/2012

Today’s Morning Report is courtesy of Dr. Benson:   “I think I (k)nee-d some help”   42 y/o M presents for right knee pain and swelling, occurring for the last few days, notably worse today.   Differential?   Trauma Septic…

Wednesday Wrap-up: 5/23/12

  Time:  Speaker: Lecture: 8-8:50 Nadir Debriefing 9 -9:50 Adeleke Hypersensitivity Derm Disorders 10 -10:50 Ritchie / Christopher Facial blocks / Sinusitis 11 -11:50 Julie / Jegede / Christopher / Caputo Pearls It seemed like the popular topic of conference…

Morning Report: 5/22/2012

  Here’s a Morning Report from Dr. Julie on Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome:   HUS   Cause EHEC (Shiga toxin-producing enterohemorrhagic E. coli) 70% of US HUS cases 0157:H7 (Most US cases) O104:H4 (Germany last yr) 0111 (Australia and US) Shigella…

Morning Report: 5/21/2012

Here’s Dr. Caputo with an overview of the presentation, diagnosis, and management of Fournier’s Gangrene: FOURNIER’S GANGRENE Rapidly progressing necrotizing fasciitis involving the perineal, perianal, or genital regions and constitutes a true surgical emergency with a potentially high mortality rate (15-50%) The…

Wednesday Wrap-up: 5/16/12

So we arrive at another Wednesday wrap up. We had a really good line up that included the below: Time:  Speaker: Lecture: 8-8:50 Basile Peds Case Conference: ITP 9 -9:50 Krinsky Peds Oral/Dental 10 -10:50 Kong Peds Case Conference: Mastoiditis…

Morning Report: 5/14/2012

Today’s Morning Report was originally presented by Dr. Tan on 5/7/2012: Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)   Indications: New York Heart Association class 4 heart failure Ejection fraction <25% VO2 max less than 15 among other criteria How does it…

Peds in a Pod: Submersion

      Splash!!! Welcome to the first entry of our monthly pediatric blog.  Here we will talk about evidence based medicine and it’s clinical utility in the ER with our younger patients.  Enjoy!   Here’s a case to get…

Wednesday Wrap-up: 5/9/12

So we arrive at another Wednesday wrap up. We had a really good line up that included the below: Time:  Speaker: Lecture: 8-8:50 Valesky Topic Review: Epistaxis, nasal fractures, ear emergencies 9 -9:50 Dr. Ross Medicolegal 10 -10:50 Dr. Gernsheimer…

Morning Report: 5/10/2012

Thanks to Dr. Yeo for today’s Morning Report on Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma! Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma Introduction: Ocular emergency caused by sudden/increase in IOP Prolonged increased IOP may lead to optic nerve damage and irreversible blindness Iris is pushed or pulled…

Morning Report: 5/7/2012

The following is a case presentation courtesy of Dr. Lau:   56 yo M h/o DM, HTN, previous cocaine abuse, CHF (EF 15-20%) presents with mild shortness of breath and chest pain. Initially, vitals BP 105/62, 85, 20, 98%. Patient…

Morning Report: 5/3/2012

Thanks to Dr. Pearsall for this review of the clinical pathways to diagnosis of lower extremity DVT!   Dx of Suspected 1st LE DVT   Tools to Dx DVT: Wells Prediction Rules D-dimer 2-point proximal compression US Whole leg doppler…