Monthly Archives: December 2012

Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Complications/Reduction Complications

Anterior shoulder dislocations are very common and we all have our favorite ways to reduce them.  I’ve noticed lately, however, that many residents don’t know what complications to look out for and what to do if they find them.  The … Continue reading

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Calling STEMI

How good are physicians at calling STEMI? After reading Dr. Smiths “Can’t miss ECGs” in EM Resident Dec/Jan 2013 vol. 39, issue 6, I decided to look further into the accuracy of physicians to call STEMI.

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Outpatient Treatment Pulmonary Embolism

It might be time to start treating patients with pulmonary embolism as outpatients. Over 6 years ago two papers were published by the same authors that presented similar prediction rules to identify patients with pulmonary embolism who are at low … Continue reading

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Tranexamic Acid in Trauma

Tranexamic acid is a medication that has been around for a while, but it has just started to gain momentum recently in the treatment of traumatic hemorrhage.  It is relatively cheap, and the data so far looks pretty promising.  You … Continue reading

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