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Richard Byrne
Dad of boys, husband, EM doc, APD/herder of residents, Cooper EM, editor, sim torturer, airway guy wannabe, hard-core nerd
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Richard Byrne Jan 10
Drs Cafaro, Glaspey, Simpkins and Byrne demo the “East Baltimore lift” method of hip reduction....I think they came up with it in Los Angeles...
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Richard Byrne Jan 9
Cardiac ultrasound faculty development! Thanks to our chief resident for being our “patient”
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Richard Byrne Jan 8
Check out my new post on the EMDaily: nifty pathology we don’t always think of....
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Richard Byrne Jan 3
Humeral shaft fx: nerve at risk = radial, check wrist extension and have pt make a finger-gun to check extension of thumb and index finger
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Richard Byrne Jan 3
Stefan our senior ortho resident drops tips on ortho complications. Here’s two of my favs: 1. CT has basically replaced loading a joint with saline to dx arthrotomy 2. Pain with passive stretch = compartment syndrome until proven otherwise
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Richard Byrne Jan 3
For example: remove yankauer and tape suction tubing to a rigid stylet
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Richard Byrne Jan 3
Dr Cafaro discusses alternatives to the Yankauer for large volume suctioning during intubation of massive hemoptysis patients during management conference.
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Richard Byrne Jan 3
Replying to @RbyrneMD
That’s what we concluded as well
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Richard Byrne Jan 3
Dr Selman summarizes various guidelines for when to attempt needle aspiration of spontaneous ptx vs placing a chest tube
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Richard Byrne Jan 3
Another good question from conference day: is there any pt with abd pain + ascites that you DON’T do a para on? Do you ever NOT send fluid for analysis (ie para just for therapeutic purposes)?
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Richard Byrne Jan 3
FAST exam in a stable blunt abdominal trauma patient? Reasonable or heresy? Cooper EM residents discuss for our trauma module conf
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Richard Byrne Jan 3
Traumatic placental abruption: US only 25% sensitive, dx mainly clinical (pain, vaginal bleeding)
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Lesley Walinchus Dec 20
Dr. Gillman’s flu algorithm.
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Dr. Glaucomflecken Dec 16
Hey ED friends, if you're calling a consult and the consultant starts giving you shit, gently hold your hand over the receiver and scream out "WHAT?! OK start transfusing everything we have. I'm still on the phone trying to negotiate a consult. Be right there."
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Richard Byrne Dec 6
Dr Karen O’Brien reviews the literature showing increased risk of AAA and aortic dissection after fluoroquinolone exposure. Think twice before tossing levo at sinusitis/bronchitis!
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Richard Byrne Nov 28
Check out my new post on “The Daily.” Super awesome for those of us who have lived through the last decade wandering thru the low risk chest pain wilderness...
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Richard Byrne Nov 8
Attention workaholic overachieving ED docs! We work 1/3 of our weekends and miss 1/3 of dinnertimes/bedtimes..so when school is out on a Thursday you must take your kids to the zoo/aquarium/park. And not feel guilty! New rule.
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Richard Byrne Nov 7
congrats!!! Well deserved victory and great news for Burlington co
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Richard Byrne Oct 26
And not to be outdone.....⁦⁦
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Richard Byrne Oct 26
Pretty typical day when you’re having two conversations at once in the ED...
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