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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 →

Amio-Oh-No-No: Evidence for Procainamide in Stable Ventricular Tachycardia

Resident Author: Madeline Brockberg, MD Faculty Editor: Steven Mcguire, DO An 86 year old male with a complicated past cardiac and GI history rolls into the resuscitation bay. He has a known history of afib on apixaban, prior esophageal cancer... Continue Reading →

Night School at the Old Boston City Hospital: Show me the ECG, Syncope in the ED.

There are only a few things I know about the world. Sunrise in the east, sunset in the west. Death and taxes. Cheese is definitely ok to toss on to your baby in a high chair, but probably not ok... Continue Reading →

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