Bedbug bites Pruritic, urticarial papules most frequently on exposed areas Often linear configuration of 3-4 lesions (“breakfast, lunch, and dinner”. Ew.) Tx: corticosteroids + antihistaminesRead more

Vbg Vs. Abg

You obtain a venous blood gas (VBG) on a patient with a COPD exacerbation because you are concerned about hypercarbia. You get a value of 55 mmHg. How correlative is that compared to an arterial blood gas (ABG)? A small study (n=89) published in American Journal of Emergency Medicine in 2012 found that with aRead more

Red Eyes

Hyphema (RBCs in anterior chamber): from trauma, inflammation, pathologic neovascularization  Read more

Meningitis Pearls

How do I interpret WBCs in a traumatic tap?Read more

A psych patient with abdominal tenderness and distention has the following abdominal film. Which drugs are radiopaque on xray?   Read more

An upset mother arrives in the Peds ED saying that her 2 yo son swallowed one of her “pressure pills.” Which antihypertensives can be single dose killers for a young child?Read more

What is NUTTV1? Read more


PE in PregnancyRead more


A construction worker presents after spilling industrial cleaner on his hand while cleaning a brick building:   What possible chemical exposure should you be concerned about? What is the treatment?Read more