Grand Rounds Recap 4.12.2017

Grand Rounds Recap 4.12.2017

This week in Grand Rounds: lessons learned in mass casualty from our recent experience with a mass shooting, a case of abdominal pain in a patient with a TIPS, understanding the UA, the importance of diagnosing HIV in the emergency department, dental emergencies, point of care ultrasound in pediatrics, and a deep dive into the literature about management of low risk PE.

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Back to the Basics: Demystifying the UA

Back to the Basics: Demystifying the UA

Amongst the various diagnostic studies that can be obtained in the ED, urinalysis is a virtually ubiquitous test. Urine itself reflects the functioning of the human body in both health and disease and the values it comprises can give us information regarding a myriad of conditions from infections, metabolic or endocrine derangements, and toxidromes to neoplastic processes and pregnancy. Despite this, many of the elements of even the standard urinalysis are often overlooked and underappreciated. In this talk we will explore some of these values and hopefully gain a renewed respect for the “golden cup of answers” and all that it may reveal.

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