Knowledge BombSoundwave Sessions

Knowledge Bomb! Ultrasound to Confirm Central Venous Catheter Placement

Welcome back for round 5 of the Knowledge Bomb.  The purpose and motivation for this series is outlined in the first entry.  As a reminder, the blog entry is a summary of the conference presentation meant to serve as a reference for #FOAMED and allow for discussion. Thanks to Dr. Dan Eggemen for his work producing


Inconceivable: Diarrhea

Chapter 5 – “Diarrhea” Welcome to the fifth installment of “Inconceivable: medical terms that don’t mean what you think they mean.” Your patient has had 24 hours of vomiting and abdominal cramping. He tells you that he became concerned when in addition to the vomiting he began to have diarrhea, which he describes as a

EM/IM Sessions

Journal Club: Andexanet Alfa for Reversal of Factor Xa Inhibitor Activity

Siegal DM, Curnutte JT, Connolly SJ, et al. Andexanet Alfa for the Reversal of Factor Xa Inhibitor Activity. N Engl J Med. 2015 Dec 17; 373 (25): 2413-24. PMID:26559317 Background Direct factor Xa inhibitors (apixiban, rivaroxaban, edoxaban) are the novel agents being used in the prevention of stroke in patients with non-valvular afib, secondary prevention of


High Yield for the Field Board Review Part 2 of 2

High Yield for the Field UIC Conference Review Inservice Board Review 2/2 Presented by John Purakal MD, PGY2 Prepared by Jane Hohbein, DO, PGY1   Topics include: GI, Pediatrics, Renal, Psychiatry, ID, Immunology,


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