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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

A 2014 study looked at adolescent patients treated in a headache clinic with chronic post traumatic headaches (concussion headaches)  
umem.org
almost 2 years ago
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Howie Mell - How to Stop Bleeding Without a Hospital - Intensive Care Network

Howie Mell, former paramedic and current emergency physician shows us how to stop massive bleeding in the field.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
almost 2 years ago
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FIRE and ICE Secondary Analysis: Focus on Results, Not Discussion

Dr John Mandrola attended a late-breaking session in which primary investigator Prof Karl-Heinz Kuck presented a secondary analysis of the FIRE and ICE trial. He takes exception to Kuck's interpretation of the results.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing Shows Early Promise in Diabetes

If these findings are reproduced in larger studies, clinicians may someday be able to offer certain diabetic patients this minimally invasive treatment rather than gastric-bypass surgery.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Dr. Smith's ECG Blog: Just as hyperacute T-waves can be reciprocal to T-wave inversion (last case),.....

Medical student here, this might be a very silly question but how would you differentiate this from antero-lateral wall ischemia? I.e. how to differentiate ischemic T-wave inversion on lateral leads from reciprocal changes of infero-posterior MI?  
hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com
almost 2 years ago
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Compression Position for Univentricular Patients During CPR

What is the optimal site for chest compression in univentricular patients?  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Will Rules on Sponsored Travel Turn European Meetings More American?

Dr John Mandrola discusses the pros and cons of new European rules that would curtail industry sponsorship of cardiologists' travel costs to medical meetings.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Locum GP rates 'linked to deprivation', British Medical Association warns - BBC News

Patients in the most deprived areas of England face poorer levels of care due to an over-reliance on locum GPs, the British Medical Association warns.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 2 years ago
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Women over 50 'putting off cervical screening test' - BBC News

One in three women over 50 has delayed or not attended their cervical screening test which should take place every five years, according to a survey from a cervical cancer charity.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 2 years ago
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More From EXAMINE: CV Events Predispose Diabetics to Death

The new analysis of EXAMINE also indicates that of all CV events, heart failure is by far the riskiest for those with type 2 diabetes. And it indicates that alogliptin does not increase the risk of HF.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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High-Deductible Insurance Plans Lead to Diabetes-Care Delays

The study lends credence to what has mostly been anecdotal evidence that higher initial barriers may have an impact on health outcomes and total care costs, said a researcher.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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LITFL Review 235 | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

Welcome to the 235th LITFL Review! Your regular source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the web  
lifeinthefastlane.com
almost 2 years ago
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Follicular Lymphoma and Burkitt Lymphoma in a 5-Year-Old Boy

This unusual case appears to be the first reported instance of transformation of follicular lymphoma into true Burkitt lymphoma.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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SGEM#157: Nebulized Hypertonic Saline for Acute Bronchiolitis

Guest Skeptic: Dr. Chantal Guimont. Chantal is a Family Doctor who works in a in a mixed pediatric and adults tertiary care center in Quebec City. She has a PhD in epidemiology and is on faculty at Laval University.  
thesgem.com
almost 2 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 209

The following right shoulder x-rays are from a 50 year old with right shoulder pain following a seizure activity. What can be noted?Answer will be posted mid-week.  
emergucate.com
almost 2 years ago
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Frontotemporal Dementia: Identification and Management

Frontotemporal dementia is a leading cause of early-onset dementia. How do providers differentiate frontotemporal dementia from other dementias and psychological disorders?  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Etiology of Sudden Death in Sports

What are the predominant causes of sudden cardiac death in athletes?  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: Focus on Targeted Agents

This review explores the latest targeted therapies which provide treatment options for patients with advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Which are currently approved and which are under investigation?  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Endovascular Treatment of Pulmonary Artery Stenosis in Adults

Is endovascular stent implantation a safe and effective therapeutic option in adults with symptomatic pulmonary artery stenosis?  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Patient's Feelings on Taking Part in Emergency Care Trials

Many patients surveyed for this study were open to participating in emergency medical trials -- as long as they were kept informed.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago