Grand Rounds Recap 11.8.17

Grand Rounds Recap 11.8.17

This week, we started things off with a great Quarterly Sim led by our faculty. The oral boards cases, led by Drs Stettler and Roche, involved an acute presentation of holiday heart, a post-partum patient with flash pulmonary edema, and a very questionable spider bite. The simulation, led by Drs Fernandez, Hill and Stolz, focused on two patients that were in shock: one due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and one due to a pericardial tamponade. We then moved on to the pediatric side of things, where Dr. Gleimer discussed neonatal rashes, and we took a look at pediatric syncope with Dr. Fananapazir. 

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Grand Rounds Summary 3/9/2016

Grand Rounds Summary 3/9/2016

Back Pain with Dr. Summers

Of the more than 2.5 million ED cases of back pain every year, roughly 5% of these actually have an emergent cause. Conventional red flags include:

  • Age >50 or <20 yo
  • History of cancer
  • Immunocompromised
  • HIV
  • Steroid use
  • IV Drug Use
  • Known aortic aneurysm
  • Motor neurologic deficit
  • Urinary retention, bowel incontinence, or saddle anesthesia
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