Grand Rounds Recap 4.18.18

Grand Rounds Recap 4.18.18

This week we got a refreshing look at soft tissue ultrasound from our US guru Dr. Stolz. We then moved to the opposite end of modern imaging with the rarely indicated but intermittently very useful KUB by Dr. Skrobut. Drs Kiser and Ventura battled it out in a CPC case of pyloric stenosis then the R4s ran a simulation and small group on global health pathologies.

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AirCare Series: Resuscitative Hysterotomy

AirCare Series: Resuscitative Hysterotomy

Air Care Series is back!  This time with one of the most feared procedures in pre-hospital medicine: the Resuscitative Hysterotomy (aka peri-mortem c-section).  Pregnant patients scare us, but coding pregnant patients scare us even more.  Read on to learn not only when to perform this procedure, but how to perform it properly and safely.  

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Annals of B-Pod - The Spring Issue is Sprung!

Annals of B-Pod - The Spring Issue is Sprung!

And lo, as the gellid depths of winter give way to the fairer climes of spring, another issue of the Annals must too follow. The spring issue focuses primarily on perplexing neurological maladies that plague our patients, including a case series on meningitis as well as Dr. Makinen's phenomenal write-up of a fascinating presentation of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Also be on the look-out for an excellent review of anticoagulant reversal agents and my own piece on a caustic laundry pod ingestion. So take a moment to stop and smell the roses as we welcome another edition of #AoBP!

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Annals of B-Pod: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Annals of B-Pod: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

What's in a name? That which we call Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by any other name would be as devastating. And how, do neurologists ever love their names! CJD - also known as "spongiform encephalopathy" and the comically grim "mad cow disease" - is an uncommon but uniformly fatal form of rapidly progressive dementia. In this case, Dr. Makinen takes us through the presenting features, definite diagnosis, and emergent management of the prion-mediated encephalopathy we call CJD. An entity which would, were it not CJD call'd, retain its dear morbidity.

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Annals of B-Pod: Caustic Ingestions

Annals of B-Pod: Caustic Ingestions

If nothing else, the "Tide Pod challenge" has demonstrated that these versatile detergents truly excel in their intended purpose, cleaning not only dirt and sweat from your clothes but also purging the naive, vain preadolescent innocence from society. Join me - Dr. Scanlon - as I detail a fascinating case of a caustic ingestion, exploring the natural history, emergent management, and ultimate sequelae of this potentially devastating exposure.

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Grand Rounds Recap 3.28.18

Grand Rounds Recap 3.28.18

This week's Grand Rounds opened with Dr. Ludmer giving Morbidity and Mortality conference. Sports Medicine Dr. Betz then took on the common chief complaint of ankle pain, and described the evidence-based management and common ankle sprain mimics. Dr. Shaw discussed basics on tracheostomies and Dr. Renne closed out Grand Rounds with his approach to the judicious use of IV fluids in septic shock. 

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Air Care Orientation Case #2

Air Care Orientation Case #2

This is Case #2 of our Air Care Orientation Curriculum!  This curriculum is designed to help prepare our rising R2's for their new responsibility as flight physicians.  These cases are discussed amongst our training flight docs and this is the resultant learning points.  In this case, we discuss a critical patient with a head injury.  What interventions need to be performed?  In what order?  Who should do them?  Read on to find out.

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Grand Rounds Recap 3.21.18

Grand Rounds Recap 3.21.18

This week's Grand Rounds opened with year directives focused on residents as teachers for the junior residents and life as a junior faculty for the senior residents. Next Dr. Fermann discussed implementation of our PE response team (PERT). Dr. Li led a great group discussion on EKG toxicology, Dr. Golden then unsuccessfully tried to stump Dr. Hill with his CPC on phenytoin toxicity, and finally Dr. Gorder gave a fantastic discussion on NSTEMIs.

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Air Care Orientation Case #1

Air Care Orientation Case #1

This is Case #1 of our Air Care Orientation Curriculum!  This curriculum is designed to help prepare our rising R2's for their new responsibility as flight physicians.  These cases are discussed amongst our training flight docs and this is the resultant learning points.  In this case, we discuss a sick trauma patient that needs multiple interventions.  But what interventions need to be done?  In what order?  And who should do them?  Read on to find out!

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EKG Toxicology

EKG Toxicology

Emergency medicine physicians frequently assess and treat patients who have accidental or intentional poisonings. United States poison centers receive over two million case referrals per year. And, about 20% of these poisonings present to an Emergency Department for evaluation. Evaluation of these patients always includes a history and physical, but further testing can provide valuable information. Blood work is often be needed, but an EKG is a faster, cheaper tool that can provide key pieces of information prompting early interventions. 

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