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Move Faster

By: Eric Devries, MD “Move faster” It’s my constant inner monologue. When I was a kid I hated mowing the lawn. It wasn't the task;  it was the noise. Noise has always put me on edge. My pager has to be... Continue Reading →

Trauma 3

Photo Credit: Ben Grimmnitz, MD By: Allie Gips, MD  For ten minutes my gloved fingertips brush against the chubby fold where your leg smushes into your abdomen. For ten minutes I poke and poke at your cold skin while your body... Continue Reading →

Tuesday

By: Ellie Wallace, MD Alone. Empty room. Alarm goes off, shower, coffee, run to the bus, get to work. Sorry for the long sign-out, sorry the board is so long. Man with leg swelling, can’t afford his medications, now needs dialysis.... Continue Reading →

Night School – BNP

An evidence based analysis of the commonly ordered and frequently misunderstood lab test: BNP. First post in a new series titled: "Night School" at the Old Boston City Hospital, by emergentologist, educator and nocturnist: Dr. Steve McGuire. There are only a few... Continue Reading →

SOB with clear lungs: POCUS for the win!

Case: 49 year-old woman with past medical history of HTN presented to the ED with approximately four days of malaise, myalgias, a feeling of “coming down with something” accompanied by mild shortness of breath.  She developed dyspnea while climbing stairs... Continue Reading →

Life and Death

By: Elizabeth Mitchell, MD From the moment you arrive I know you are on the tightrope between life and death. Here and not I see you balanced high above me on the wire where you rock and teeter your skin... Continue Reading →

SEP-1: Severe Sepsis by the Numbers

By: William Baker, MD THINK SEPSIS: SAVE LIVES Scope of the problem Approximately 1 million patients in the United States are affected by severe sepsis (SS) annually Most common cause of death among critically ill patients in non-coronary intensive care units (1)... Continue Reading →

Go Left, Go Right

By: James Felman, MD I have often wondered what the Nazi doctors felt like when they donned their white coats and stood on the platform directing new arrivals at the concentration camps to life or death. How did their value... Continue Reading →

Winter 2017

By: Allie Gips, MD  Outside they are marching in pink pussy pointed caps while inside I am in my own power pantsuit: baggy unisex blue scrubs and a ponytail listening to my patient tell me that it’s not personal but... Continue Reading →

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