At our wellness conference we talked about different strategies to manage burnout through gratitude, deep breathing exercises and story-telling. Today we will add another technique to our wellness arsenal: spending time in nature. In NYC, t…

Ouch! My thumb!

A 44M with no PMH slipped and fell on his hand while playing with his kids in the park. He has swelling and pain over thumb MCP joint that is exacerbated by movement. The xray of his thumb is above, what is your diagnosis? This injury is kn…

Conjunctivitis In A Newborn

A mother brings her 4 day old newborn baby boy into the Peds ED for bilateral eye discharge. Mom tells you he was full-term and healthy, but she did not have prenatal care. The baby is well appearing and is eating, urinating and defecating …

52 in 52: CRASH-2 Trial

Article Citation: CRASH-2 trial collaborators, Shakur H, Roberts I, Bautista R, et al. Effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events, and blood transfusion in trauma patients with significant haemorrhage (CRASH-2): a random…

Dermatologic Emergencies

Case: 40 year old male presenting with rash for one day. Patient recently started Bactrim, endorsing flu-like symptoms for the past 2 days. Chest and back are erythematous and warm. In the ED, patient is febrile and tachycardic. Based on th…

52 in 52: Ottawa Ankle Rules

Article Citation Stiell IG, Greenberg GH, McKnight RD, Nair RC, et al. Decision rules for the use of radiography in acute ankle injuries. Refinement and prospective validation. JAMA. 1993 Mar 3;269(9):1127-32. PMID 8433468 What we already k…

High Altitude Illnesses, part 2

Yesterday, we learned about acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). Today we will tackle high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), the deadliest of the altitude illnesses. HAPE generally occurs above 3000m, but in…

High Altitude Illnesses, part 1

While we may not see as many wilderness related injuries in the concrete jungle of NYC, they are important to know. Especially when you ski out west, tick off the bucket list item of trekking K2 or when it inevitable shows up on the boards….

July 2024