In this week’s Grand Rounds we discussed spinal fractures and imaging of knees and hips with our R1s, Drs. Kimmel and Gressick. Dr. Hassani from the R2 class took on Dr. LaFollette with a case of thyrotoxicosis presenting as a-fib with RVR in his CPC, and Dr. Koehler from the R3 Class taught us about heroin/naloxone-induced pulmonary edema. Dr. Golden from the R4 class discussed Fournier’s Gangrene complicated by sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy, and finally our trauma surgery colleague Dr. Pritts discussed some hot topics in trauma.Read More
This weeks grand rounds started off with our Morbidity and Mortality conference led by Dr. Shaw who led us on an education expedition covering the use of REBOA, surgical vs. medical management in spontaneous miscarriage, ways we can improve our use of the electronic medical record, management of a persistent air leak in a patient with a chest tube, and the role of CT in CAP. Dr. Alwan then provided us an in-depth look at the often untold challenges of life as a refugee as well as the challenges we face in providing care for these patients. This was followed by Dr. Randolph who presented a case of an incredibly complicated patient with a pulmonary embolism to highlight the steps in management of a decompensating patient with a pulmonary embolism before you initiate thrombolysis. Next up was Dr. Gottula and Dr. Hinckley who went head to head with a challenging presentation of acute aortic dissection as part of our CPC lecture series. Dr. Leech then finished up the day with a case based discussion on the utility of the Kocher Criteria in the evaluation of child with an acutely painful hip.Read More
The Knights of the (Grand) Rounds Table led us on our educational adventure this week. Dr. Andrew Knight brought us his expertise on teams within the healthcare system. Dr. Ryan Knight MARCHed us through an approach to trauma and lent his perspective and expertise on REBOA. Dr. William Knight rounded out the day with a great lecture on concussion.Read More
This is not your typical REBOA podcast. This is a discussion on logistics. This podcast is all about issues that flight teams or critical care transport teams need to consider when transporting a patient who has a REBOA place.Read More
R4 Simulation Series: Genitourinary Emergencies with Dr. Moschella and Dr. Verzwyvelt
- Fournier's Gangrene (ie necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum): Case simulation of 19 yo M with tachycardia, hypotension, altered mental status found to have erythema, induration, and crepitus of the perineum. Initial steps are aggressive treatment of sepsis (broad spectrum antibiotics to cover skin and gut flora as this is commonly polymycrobial) and early surgical debridement. Either Urology of Acute Care Surgery will mobilize to perform the debridement.
- Oral boards case: Consider ovarian torsion in young female with acute onset pain in lower abdomen or pelvis. You may find adnexal fullness or tenderness on exam. Diagnostic test of choice is transvaginal duplex ultrasound. Remember to include ectopic pregnancy, appendicitis, TOA in your differential.