US Journal Club: May, 2020 Soft-Tissue Ultrasound

Paper #1: The Effect of Soft-tissue Ultrasound on the Management of Cellulitis in the Emergency Department Tayal V, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2006;13(4):384‐388. DOI:10.1197/j.aem.2005.11.074 Full text: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1197/j.aem.2005.11.074 Introduction and background informationThere are approximately 2 million annual visits for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) per year in US Emergency Departments1Differentiating cellulitis from abscess can … Continue reading US Journal Club: May, 2020 Soft-Tissue Ultrasound

A Review of Non-Opioid Pain Management Strategies

By Chealsea Mikolowsky, PGY4 Opioids are some of the most commonly used medications in the ED for acute pain management. The epidemic of opioid abuse, addiction, and death in recent years, as well as the side effects and potential for respiratory depression and hemodynamic instability in patient receiving opioids has created a need for ED … Continue reading A Review of Non-Opioid Pain Management Strategies

US Journal Club April, 2020: COVID-19 Edition

Paper #1: Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound findings in novel coronavirus disease-19 pnemoniae: a case report and potential applications during COVID-19 outbreak Buonsenso, D et al. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2020 Mar;24(5):2776-2780. DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202003_20549. Full text: https://www.europeanreview.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2776-2780.pdf Introduction and background information The COVID-19 outbreak began December 2019 in Wuhan, China and has since become a global pandemic … Continue reading US Journal Club April, 2020: COVID-19 Edition