The Dangers of Hiccups!

Intro For the first pearl during our reign, I wanted to teach about the most dangerous thing I could think of. Hiccups. There are some dangerous etiologies out there so stay tuned. TR Pearls – <5 minutes – Often benign and se…

Tap that? VP Shunts & their complications

CSF shunts – these are the most common pediatric neurosurgery procedure done in the United States. While very common, these also have the highest rate of neurosurgical complications. About 50% fail within the first year, and the median survival of a shunt is usually 8-10 years, so a patient can expect 2-3 shunt revisions over the course of 20 years. 

Myasthenic Crisis

Myasthenia Gravis: Disease Overview Who: Bimodal distribution. Ages 20-40 (female predominance) and 50-70 (male predominance). Increased risk of onset in postpartum period; juvenile and congenital forms possible What: At the NMJ, Ach recept…

“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…

MRI Basics

As the stellar EM provider that you are, you’ve probably gotten pretty great at independently reading CTs, XRs, and even formal ultrasounds at this point. But what about the mysterious MRI? You know your consults need them, the radiologist…

A can’t miss head CT finding

For today’s TR pearl, I’d like to take you back to January 2020, when covid was just a foreign virus and I was a fresh-faced intern, shadowing one of our recent grads, Dr. Sengupta in the cardiac room, along with Dr. Meyers. EMS…

SAH and CT

I wanted to touch on some cool research that was circulated in the SinaiEM Journal Club WhatsApp this morning inspired by the Journal Feed newsletter. If you have trouble staying up to date on EM research, Journal Feed can help! It sends on…

June 2024