EM – Critical Care Journal Club Topic: Use of Thrombolytics in Submassive PE Article (2 of 4): Sharifi M, Bay C, Skrocki L, Rahimi F, Mehdipour M. Moderate Pulmonary Embolism Treated With Thrombolysis (from the “MOPETT” Trial). J Cardiol. 2013;... Continue Reading →
EM – Critical Care Journal Club Topic: Thrombolysis for sub-massive pulmonary embolism (PE) Article: Konstantinides, S.V., et. al. Impact of Thrombolytic Therapy on the Long-Term Outcome of Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2017. Volume 69,... Continue Reading →
Sickle Cell Disease Acute Complications -Sickle cell pain: Diagnosis of exclusion! -Fever: Patients are functionally asplenic, prone to sepsis. Give antibiotics. -Chest pain/dyspnea: Acute chest syndrome (leading cause of death), PE -Headache: CVA ischemic (children and older) or hemorrhagic -Abdominal... Continue Reading →
EM – Critical Care Journal Club Topic: Use of tenecteplase in patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism Article: Meyer et al. "Fibrinolysis for Patients with Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism." NEJM 2014. Resident Reviewer: Emily Zametkin, MBBS Case / Problem Should we... Continue Reading →
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Dosing the Turkey Sandwich: De-Escalation in the ED Categorizing Agitation 1) Agitated but cooperative 2) Disruptive without danger 3)Agitated delirium -Multiple ways to classify the increasingly agitated patient, pick one that works for your practice. -Consider having a step-wise treatment... Continue Reading →