Knowledge Bomb

Knowledge Bomb: Antibiotics Versus Surgery for Appendicitis

We continue on with the series with Knowledge Bomb #14. The purpose and motivation for this series is outlined in the first entry and extensively in an ALiEM IDEA series blog entry. Background The inspiration behind choosing this article came from a case I had in the Emergency Department involving acute uncomplicated appendicitis. The patient was a 30-year-old male

High Yield for the Field

High Yield for the Field – GI Edition

#HYFTF is back! And kicking things off with some great reviews from our GI section! First up we have Dr. Komal Paladugu with pearls on hepatic disease from a lecture given by Dr. Adam Rodos! Dr. Jessica Zahn reviews appendicitis and the use of CT in its diagnosis. Enjoy!

Conference 7/30/15 Quick Review

Conference, 7/30/15, Masonic, GI

Crashing GI Bleeder, with Dr. Snow: Always consider Aortoenteric Fistula in the differential – look for the abdominal scar ‘Load The Boat’ with the correct consultants very early on Protect Yourself – always wear face/eye protection Intubate these patients early – they can decompensate quickly Place a Nasogastric Tube prior to intubation, to empty the