Name that plethoric structure…

We are all familiar with the RUSH exam (see Dr. Weingart’s original article if you’re not). Since it’s been a recurring theme this week, we are going to focus on the IVC measurement of the spontaneously breathing patient. This will not be a…

DKA without the ICU

As we discussed yesterday, the treatment algorithm for DKA is fairly straightforward with a few subtleties we rarely appreciate, until now. Yesterday we focused on fluids, today we move on to the insulin. Can we offer the patient anything e…

Diluting your sugar

Last week, we closed out the week by discussing the dischargable, ‘benign sugars,’ but what about when you have the legit ‘sugars.’ We’re talking about DKA. While the algorithm for DKA is fairly straight forward – fluids, insulin, replete l…

The oft forgotten ‘centesis

Inspired by Dr. Schuberg’s outstanding procedural skillz this week, I present the thoracentesis: Indications: Suspected pleural space infection, new effusion without diagnosis, and relief of dyspnea caused by large effusion Contraindication…

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