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It’s Back! Name That Poisonous Beast! (reprise)

And back by popular demand, it’s another installment of “Name that Poisonous Beast!” Name this poisonous beast! A) And it’s stony neighbor: B)Read more

Is Papain Back for Food Bolus Management?

What do you think?Read more

Name That Poisonous Beast! (part 4)

It’s the final part of “Name that Poisonous Beast!”.  Today, we’re going to take a walk in the garden. Name this poisonous beast! A) And it’s seedy neighbor: B)Read more

Name That Poisonous Beast (part 3)

Part 3 of “Name that Poisonous Beast” is ocean-themed. Name this poisonous beast! A) And it’s floaty colleague: B)Read more

Name That Poisonous Beast! (part 2)

It’s part 2 of “Name that Poisonous Beast!”.  Here we go! Name this poisonous beast! A) And his slithery friend… B) And what about this guy? C)Read more

Name That Poisonous Beast! (part 1)

This week’s pearls is a series on “Name that Poisonous Beast!”.  So, let’s start. Name this poisonous beast: A) And its 8-legged colleague: B)Read more

Drowning Pearls

Thanks to our PEM fellow Dr. Michelle Vasquez for a great morning report today! Some questions that came up afterwards: Is there a difference in drowning with salt vs freshwater? -turns out that while there are blood and electrolyte shifts, the amount of water needed to induce a clinically significant difference between the two types ofRead more

Lead

What lead level in blood requires chelation therapy?Read more

Scuba Do

A 33 yo  man presents to the ED with multiple complaints 2 hours after completing a scuba dive.  Which of the following symptoms indicates a need for recompression therapy? Decreased hearing Ear pain Epistaxis Knee pain Petechial rashRead more