Conference 7/30/15 Quick Review

K BOMB: PEDS to scan or not to scan?

Background  Between 800,000 and 1 million patients aged 17 and under present to emergency departments seeking care around the country for head injuries each year. Approximately 32% of these patients receive neuroimaging with CT scan-studies have estimated there is an increased lifetime risk of radiation induced cancers in ~1 in 10,000 pediatric patients who receive

Knowledge Bomb

Knowledge Bomb! CT without LP for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

We continue on with the series with Knowledge Bomb #10. The purpose and motivation for this series is outlined in the first entry. This entry we discuss the use of a CT only approach for patients with symptoms concerning for subarachnoid hemorrhage. Background Differentiating benign, though uncomfortable, headaches from those that may represent more dangerous pathologies


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!