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Coping with Covid: A Practical Guide to Provider Preparation

By Sarah Kleinschmidt, M.D. Faculty Editor: Elizabeth Mitchell, M.D. Corona virus is here.  Given our current numbers and community transmission, there is no avoiding the significant pandemic that will affect all of us as emergency providers.  In many parts of... Continue Reading →

Palpitations in the ED: Treatment Strategies for Rapid Atrial Fibrillation.

By: Thiago M. Oliveira, MD, MPH; Zaid Altawil, MD. Faculty Editor: Willie Baker, M.D. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia caused by uncontrolled atrial activation, usually associated with rapid and irregular ventricular response.1 AF has a prevalence of about... Continue Reading →

It time for the Most Interesting Articles of 2019 (MIA2019)

Consider it binge learning. This year several of the outstanding residents came together to help you catch up on your Residency Resolution of knowing more of the literature that affects what we do and how we do it here @bostoncityem... Continue Reading →

The RUSH exam

By Zaid Altawil, MD Faculty Advisor: Meera Muruganandan, MD Few patients are as stressful as the patient in undifferentiated shock. With multiple organ systems generating a long list of differential diagnoses, it can be difficult to maneuver. Thankfully, we have... Continue Reading →

Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure Ventilation- The Very Basics!

By Zaid Altawil, MD Faculty Advisor: Laura Welsh, MD Bi-level positive airway pressure ventilation, known as the BiPAP, has seen widespread use in Emergency departments across the nation as an effective form of Non-invasive Positive Pressure ventilation. We most commonly... Continue Reading →

Yikes, Part I

By Anonymous Image Credit: Image by teeveesee from Pixabay. Disclaimer: This piece is satirical. On purpose. Please do not interpret all words literally. Spoiler Alert: I sometimes have mental health struggles! And probably so do you. TW: Anxiety, depression, occasional swearing, poop jokes... Continue Reading →

MSK Review: Ultrasound of the Knee

By Sean Schowalter, MD Learning Objectives: Be able to list major structures in the anterior, medial, lateral and posterior compartments of the kneeLearn components of a basic ultrasound of the kneeUnderstand the current literature involving ultrasound for detection of meniscal... Continue Reading →

On Demand Treatment for Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

By Natalija Farrell, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT *Editor's Note: This is the first post from our wonderful ED Pharmacist colleagues, and by our in-house toxicologist no less! Background: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic disorder that results in recurrent episodes... Continue Reading →

Cybersecurity in the ED: how connectivity can go wrong

By Zaid Altawil, MD Technology in medicine is advancing at ever faster rates, thanks to impressive (and exponential) progress in both cost and scale. Connected “Things” are getting smaller, cheaper, and more ubiquitous. If you don't believe me, check your... Continue Reading →

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