This was an exciting week of Grand Rounds discussions on a variety of topics. We began with a discussion of prehospital sepsis care and an update on EMS protocols in Southwest Ohio. The combined EM-Neuro conference provided a lively discussion on Guillain-Barre syndrome. The quarterly operations update was followed by a detailed discussion on esophagitis management in the ED. Finally, the pediatric fellows led a series of case discussions on a variety of devastating pediatric illness.Read More
Mortality & Morbidity Conference with Dr. Bohanske
When volumes are high, remember the patient experience can be improved by acknowledging wait times when entering the room and apologizing for their wait.
Transverse myelitis is a result of partial inflammation of the spinal cord that can sometimes lead to necrosis.
- The disease process is often progressive and function does not always return after treatment.
- Most commonly this is idiopathic in nature but it is often attributed to a post-infectious inflammatory state.
- Differential diagnosis should always include cord ischemia versus compression, and diagnosis hinges on a T2-weighted MRI.