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…

EKG Blog

Hey guys, Check out this case and let me know what you think. I will post the answer and discussion in 1-2 weeks. 45 year old male with history of abnormal heart beat, htn complaining of difficulty breathing and palpitations.…

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…

Trauma Drama: Permissive Hypotension?

Welcome to the first resident blog for the original Kings of County! These blog entries are the combined collaboration of several residents of the Kings County Emergency Department, with guidance from Dr. Jay Khadpe. Every Monday, a new entry will…

Wednesday Wrap-up: 3/14/12

Welcome to Wednesday Wrap-up! Each week after conference the TOKC Blog team will post a follow up to a lecture or discussion point that came up during conference so that those who were there can continue the conversation and those…