The 52 in 52 Review: CT Before LP?

Note: Some of the junior residents are unaware of what the 52 in 52 Review is. In brief. The ALIEM blog picked a list of 52 influential papers in EM (we are on version 2 now) to provide a weekly reading topic. The full list is available her…

Esmolol for Refractory VFib

By Jer5150 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19669589 Pearl: In cardiac arrest, consider esmolol (500mcg/kg loading dose, then 0-100mcg/kg/min drip) for refractory ventricular fibrillation. Back…

Very Expensive Stickers

My Hospital computer would not permit an image pertinent to this post to be downloaded without admin privileges, so here is a photo of Quinoa. Pearl: Lidoderm 4% patches are available over the counter. Lidoderm 5% patches are prescription o…

TXA for Uterine Hemorrhage

By James Heilman, MD – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=56596333 Pearl: TXA can be used for post-partum hemorrhage. Its utility for other forms of gynecologic bleeding is unclear. Background: TXA…

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