Feeling Argumentative

An Abscess Worth Packing

Feeling Argumentative In this series we are going to pick apart the arguments and evidence surrounding a common but controversial topic in Emergency Medicine. The goal is to take a hard look at the practices we are handing down to future generations of ED docs and see what is based on opinion and what is

EM/IM Sessions

EM/IM Sessions: YEARS Clinical Decision Tool for PE

Simplified Diagnostic Management of Suspected Pulmonary Embolism (the YEARS study): a Prospective, Multicentre, Cohort Study. van der Hulle, Tom, et al. The Lancet 2017 . [paper] Why I chose this study Determining if a patient has a pulmonary embolism (PE) is a routine occurrence in the emergency department (ED) and on the medicine inpatient service. I

Knowledge Bomb

Knowledge Bomb: LP for Complex Febrile Seizures

We continue the series with Knowledge Bomb #16. The purpose and motivation for this series is outlined in the first entry and extensively in an ALiEM IDEA series blog entry. Background Simple febrile seizures are common in the pediatric population, ages 6 months to 5 years. However, complex febrile seizures are more rare, affecting less than 1% of children.

Knowledge Bomb

Knowledge Bomb: LOV-ED Trial

We continue on with the series with Knowledge Bomb #15. The purpose and motivation for this series is outlined in the first entry and extensively in an ALiEM IDEA series blog entry. Background: Annually, 250,000 patients are mechanically ventilated in US Emergency Departments (ED). Of these patients, 20% will develop complications such as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or

HYFTF

High Yield for the Field – Cardiology Pearls (2/2): Electrical Storm

Dr. Janae Hohbein  (PGY2) brings us part 2/2 of our cardiology pearls this week, presenting the rare phenomenon of Electrical Storm!   Dr. Janae Hohbein

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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!

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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

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High Yield for the Field (HYFTF 1.26.16) – Hematology/Toxicology

This week’s HYFTF covers our past two conferences, with a toxicology review as well as various hematology topics including Sickle Cell labs, Tumor Lysis Syndrome, Neutropenic Fever and TTP. HYFTF – Created by Dr. John Purakal Conference Pearls from the University of Illinois at Chicago EM Residency Conference Dates 1/14 & 1/21 Hematology and Toxicology

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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