High Yield for the Field

High Yield for the Field (HYFTF) Conference Pearls 12/3/15

  This week’s episode presented by Dr. John Purakal covers Dr. Laura Kwoh’s M&M presentation on Foreign Body Aspiration in the Pediatric Patient. Also, be sure to check out guest lecturer and UIC EM Alumnus Dr. Eashwar Chandrasekaran on Prognositication in the ED below! Link to Eashwar’s Lecture: https://vimeo.com/147404880

Knowledge Bomb

Knowledge Bomb! – Apneic Oxygenation during Intubation

Article Randomized Trial of Apneic Oxygenation during Endotracheal Intubation of the Critically Ill. Why!? Airway management is a cornerstone of emergency medicine and critical care medicine. Patients who require either aggressive oxygenation or airway protection (and to a lesser extent, others with indications for endotracheal intubation) are at risk for hypoxia during Efforts Securing A


Inconceivable: Pseudohyponatremia

Chapter 3 – “Pseudohyponatremia” Welcome to the third installment of “Inconceivable: medical terms that don’t mean what you think they mean.” For an introduction to this series, check out Chapter 1. You have a patient with IDDM managed with an insulin pump that malfunctioned overnight. She presents with signs and symptoms of DKA. You’ve already started

High Yield for the Field

High Yield for the Field (HYFTF) 11/25/15

Presented by John Purakal MD, PGY-2. This week’s episode covers pearls from our last conference including reading head CT’s, anticoagulation reversal and severe pediatric asthma exacerbations. Enjoy!

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