High Yield for the Field (2.12.16) by John Purakal, MD

  High Yield for the Field UIC Emergency Medicine Residency Presented by John Purakal, MD PGY2 This episode contains In-service board review with topics including tpa exclusion criteria, Toxicology & Ob/Gyn quick hits! Contributing presenters: Dr. Jeff Knisley, Dr. Chris Tanner Dr. Shana Nelson, Dr. Arielle Port, & Dr. Evan Robinson


High Yield for the Field (HYFTF 1.26.16) – Hematology/Toxicology

This week’s HYFTF covers our past two conferences, with a toxicology review as well as various hematology topics including Sickle Cell labs, Tumor Lysis Syndrome, Neutropenic Fever and TTP. HYFTF – Created by Dr. John Purakal Conference Pearls from the University of Illinois at Chicago EM Residency Conference Dates 1/14 & 1/21 Hematology and Toxicology

Knowledge Bomb

Knowledge Bomb! Ketamine Versus Morphine For Analgesia

Background/Motivation A healthy 38yo male presents with anterior left shoulder dislocation. No known history of opioid use, pain scale 8/10 and he appeared uncomfortable. When discussing pain management, the Attending suggests we begin with morphine and use ketamine as an adjunct. I wondered why not just start with ketamine first as it has been known


Inconceivable: Fever of Unknown Origin

Chapter 4 – “Fever of Unknown Origin” Welcome to the fourth installment of “Inconceivable: medical terms that don’t mean what you think they mean.” You are taking care of a patient sent in from his PCP to be admitted for an intermittent fever for the past two weeks. He has no localizing infectious symptoms, he is

EM/IM Sessions

Journal Club – Treating Fever in the ICU – HEAT Trial Discussion

Interest Nurses, families, and consultants often request that we treat our patients’ fevers. We often reflexively answer, “Yeah, sure, give ’em a gram of acetaminophen, why not.” Occasionally we might take the high road, instead replying “Why would I blunt the body’s response to infection, let it fight!” Is there a benefit to calming the inflammatory response


High Yield for the Field (HYFTF) 1.7.16 – By Dr. John Purakal

A new year brings a new HYFTF! In this episode, Dr. Purakal reviews talks by Dr. Eric Krueger (Derm review), Dr. George Hughes-Strange (CHF Overview) and a journal club presentation of his own on The Heart Score.