EM/IM Sessions

Journal Club: Challenges with HS-Troponin Elevations

Article Everett BM. Troponin and Cardiac Events in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease and Diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine. 2015 Interest Elevated troponin levels in the ED and inpatient medicine create a challenge for the best treatment methods for patients. Do all patients with elevated troponin require inpatient admission? Does surgical intervention help with outcome

Knowledge Bomb

Knowledge Bomb! REVERT Trial

Welcome to the second entry in an ongoing series called the Knowledge Bomb! Description These entries will contain a short, quick-hitting summary of a recently published piece of literature with major take-home points including the writers (resident) opinion on how it influences their practice, plus an attending response/perspective. Knowledge Bomb #2 Bomb Article Appelboam A et

Soundwave Sessions

Acute Cholecystitis

Hello all. We are very fortunate at UIC | EM to have access to 5 different fellowships – 5 different sets of fellows, 5 different sets of fellowship educators. One of the goals of this blog is to bring the learning from these areas together for everyone to enjoy. With that in mind, welcome to

Inconceivable!

Inconceivable: The Positive Straight Leg Raise

Chapter 2 – “Positive Straight Leg Raise” Welcome to the second installment of “Inconceivable: medical terms that don’t mean what you think they mean.” For an introduction to this series, check out last month’s post.  (h/t Dr. Faust of FOAMcast for pointing out the correct spelling of Mr. Montoya’s name) This month we’re going to