Paxlovid: The Need to Know

Why Paxlovid: According to Pfizer’s clinical trial data from 2021 (participants enrolled by 09/29/2021) which it used for FDA approval, subjects who took Paxlovid were 89% less likely to develop severe illness and death from COVID than thos…

“Doc, I’m Blind!”

Super cool case, admittedly, maybe not a super high yield diagnosis BUT, I hope we can all agree, still very dope. Case: CC: 46yo M p/w worsening b/l vision over 1mo, now blind.  Vitals: WNL PMHx: L eye global rupture ~6mos ago 2/2 nail pen…

Visual Diagnosis

What do you think is going on here? So if you were the resident who signed up for this patient what would you do? As may be obvious, this is herpes zoster ophthalmicus, which is a reactivation of the VZV in cranial nerve V ophthalmic divisi…

Rabies

Is Your Cat Rabid or Just a Psychopath? Written by Erena Weathers First and foremost, rabies due to domesticated dogs in the US is pretty much eradicated. From 1960 to 2018, 127 human rabies cases were reported in the US, and a qu…

What order of operations?

Cefepime + Vanc > Vanc + Cefepime Written by Erena Weathers So you’re in Resus, your very first one. Leibner is yelling, triage is yelling, and your sphincters are *tight*. Suddenly a nurse comes asking about your elderly septic pa…

Measles redux!

A quick search of sinaiem.org for the keyword measles brings up a solitary post from 2015, and it’s not actually about measles. With all the attention that measles has been getting in the news recently, now seems like a great time to revisi…

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