Back to Basics: Rabies
Transfusion related reactions don't occur frequently in the ED, but they can occur. Read on below for a great high level summary review of a topic that often appears on exams!
A 28-year old male with no past medical history presents with ches tpain for 2 days. The pain is pressure-like in the center of his ches tand worse with deep inspiration. He states he just got over a cold but denies recent fever or cough. An EKG is obtained. What is the diagnosis?
Need a refersher for the FDP vs. FDS? Read on for a quick review.
Gallstones are the leading casue of acute pancreatitis. Read below for a review of the OTHER causes (both common and uncommon) of acute pancreatitis.
-One segment of intestine telescopes into another
-Most commonly ileum into colon
-Most common cause of intestinal obstruction in children under 2 y/o
-Rare before 2 months old
-Classically infant with intermittent episodes of severe abdominal pain with legs drawn to chest, asymptomatic between episodes
-Classic Triad: abdominal pain, palpable sausage shaped abdominal mass, bloody stools (“currant jelly”)
- rarely all 3 present
Diplopia or "double vision" is not an uncommon visual complaint n the ED. The differential ranges from the benign to badness. Read on below for a few pearls regarding diplopia.
Your go-to visual guide to using the Slit Lamp in the ED