Morning Report: 8/3/2012

Thank you to Dr. Meister for today’s Morning Report.   Postpartum Headache:                                                                                                       In a retrospective review of 95 women with severe postpartum headache, 39% were diagnosed with tension headache, 24% with preeclampsia/eclampsia, 16% with postdural puncture headache, 11% with migraine,…

Wednesday Wrap-up 8/1/12

  8AM- Manoach- Hemodynamic Monitoring 9AM- Wright- ACLS 10AM- Mallemat-  The slowly crashing tamponade pt Part 2- Who really needs a central line? 11AM- Walalce- Part 1- Emergency Medicine Health Services Research Part 2- Regional Critical Care Supply and Demand…

Morning Report: 8/2/2012

Thanks to Dr. Melendez for today’s Morning Report!   Bath Salts   Multiple drugs which are difficult to detect on drug screens have been made and used in an attempt to circumvent detection.  The use of bath salts in the…

Morning Report: 7/31/2012

Today’s morning report comes courtesy of Dr. Lau. It begins with the following case presentation:   22 yo m with no pmh BIBEMS for syncope c/o nausea, fatigue, and generalized myalgias. Pt states just returned from a trip to Miami where he…

X-ray Vision: Case 1 Solution

Here was our original image: Before we get to the full interpretation here is some background.  The patient actually presented to another emergency department after a car accident.  They were the back seat passenger on the non-driver’s side and the…

X-ray Vision: Case 1

Welcome to our X-ray of the month!  Below is an image from a patient seen in our very own ED.  Take a look at the image and the short case history.  Respond in the comments if and suggest your diagnosis…

Morning Report: 7/12/2012

Thanks to Dr. Meister for today’s Morning Report! Morning Report: Zoster Ophthalmicus Epidemiology:1-3 /1000 cases per year, 10-25% of shingles infections, lifetime risk of shingles is 10-20%, usually starts in 5th decade of life, immune compromised are more at risk…

Morning Report: 7/10/2012

Today’s Morning Report is courtesy of Dr. Aherne: Supraclavicular Subclavian Central Venous Access Offers several advantages over infraclavicular approach: At the insertion site, the subclavian vein is closer to the skin Right sided approach provides a straighter path into the…

Morning Report: 6/28/2012

Thank you to Dr. Melendez for today’s Morning Report! Tylenol Overdose   Pathophysiology Acetaminophen (APAP) is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine and primarily metabolized by conjugation in the liver to nontoxic, water-soluble compounds that are eliminated in…

Morning Report: 6/26/2012

Today’s morning report is thanks to Dr. Willis!   Pradaxa: Dabigatran etexilate   Pharmacokinectics -Max effect in 2-3 hours -Excreted in 12-14 hours -Renally excreted (80%) -CrCl <30 prolonged excretion and elevated concentrations -No P450 interaction. Low plasma protein binding…

We’re Back!

Some of you may have noticed a warning when trying to access CM or TOKC the past couple of weeks. Sorry for the delay, but we had to deal with some “bugs” that got into the site. Thanks to some…