What a difference a year makes
During a blizzard last year I couldn’t get in for a shift. What should I do if it happens again?
When the mercury drops, the homeless are at risk
Dr. Setu Mazumdar and Dr. Greg Henry discuss paying off student debt and the significance of savings
Haywood Hall pursues his passion for global health (in Mexico) while treating US patients on his phone (for US dollars)
An EP teams up with a fashion designer to imagine the next phase in personal protective equipment
Use ultrasound to diagnose – and quickly remedy – this acute urinary retention
Let us not sacrifice human contact and self exploration on the altar of social media
A 2-year-old child is brought to the ED on a cold December evening by frantic parents one hour after swallowing several mistletoe berries at home. The parents had placed the mistletoe plant over the door entryway secured by a piece of scotch tape. During a large family holiday gathering, the mistletoe fell to the floor causing the curious toddler to ingest several of the scattered berries.
When kids present with lacerations, we have choices as to how to stitch them up. This journal club reviews the literature on the appropriate selection of sutures in children, and pits tissue adhesive head-to-head against adhesive strips.
Don’t look now, but that gentle lapping at your toes is the first hint of the “silver tsunami” coming soon to an emergency department near you. Of the 313 million people currently living in the United States, 12% are over the age of 65 years, and one million are over 100 years old. More sobering, as of January 1, 2011, the first baby boomers started to qualify for Medicare.
For those of you who may have missed the most recent press release from the CDC on August 14th, the incidence of the potentially deadly West Nile Virus is back with a vengeance.
Think you know everything about the lowly abscess? Think again. New research suggests you might want to use ultrasound before you lance, and suture before you pack.