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Night School at the Old Boston City Hospital: Discharging Chest Pain Patients Without Suffering A Heart Attack (You Or Them)

There are only a few things I know about the world. Sunrise in the east, sunset in the west. Death and taxes. Black Friday at one time referred to a SINGLE day that came immediately after Thanksgiving. TL:DR – HEART... 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 →

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 →

EMergence Arts Intro

  This section of the blog is a home for everything that doesn’t fit into the typical categories of clinical pearls, cutting edge research, and traditional medical education. It is intended as a space for the world beyond the hard... Continue Reading →

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