Tox in the Wild

Author: Landon McNeely, DO, Emergency Medicine Resident PGY1Fellow: Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology Fellow PGY6Faculty: James Krueger, MD, Medical Toxicology / Emergency Medicine Attending The case. You are a resident working in an emergency department in Philadelphia. A 27-year-old man presents via EMS with prolonged seizures, and is currently actively seizing. EMS reports that they … Continue reading Tox in the Wild

Terrible Teratogens – Toxicology Blog July, 2020

Toxicology Talks with Toxijawn Author: Melissa Yu, DO, Emergency Medicine Resident PGY2Fellow: Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology Fellow PGY6Faculty: James Krueger, MD, Medical Toxicology / Emergency Medicine attending The case.   A 28 year old female presents to the ED for evaluation of a bump to the left arm that she thinks started as a bug … Continue reading Terrible Teratogens – Toxicology Blog July, 2020

US Journal Club: June 2020 – Small Bowel Obstruction

Paper #1 Accuracy of Abdominal Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Small Bowel Obstruction in the Emergency Department Frasure S, et al. World J Emerg Med. 2018;9(4):267-271. doi:10.5847/wjem.j.1920-8642.2018.04.005 Full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117534/ Introduction and background informationPatients frequently present to the ED with signs and symptoms concerning for small bowel obstruction (SBO)Literature estimates that 13 million patients present … Continue reading US Journal Club: June 2020 – Small Bowel Obstruction

Palliative and End-of-life Care in the Emergency Department Today

By Chelsea Mikolowsky, PGY4 Patients at their end of life are encountered regularly in the ED and the opportunity to open up a discussion of patients’ wishes and goals of care, and to offer possible palliative care, are many. Although this continues to be an area many ED physicians receive little training in. This fact, … Continue reading Palliative and End-of-life Care in the Emergency Department Today