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UC Irvine EM Jul 17
JETem Issue 2(3) released! Check out our new content at
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UC Irvine EM Apr 29
So excited about our new partnership with CORD! A big thank you to the CORD board and all its members!
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UC Irvine EM Apr 23
Dermatology can be tricky to teach. Try keeping your learners engaged with this team based learning exercise:
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UC Irvine EM Apr 22
Great images of a subarachnoid hemorrhage:
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UC Irvine EM Apr 22
Great image of a Galeazzi fracture
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UC Irvine EM Apr 21
What are the indications for TPA in the setting of acute PE?
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UC Irvine EM Apr 21
Do you have a task trainer for lateral canthotomy? Check out this amazing learning opportunity by
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UC Irvine EM Apr 20
Need sim cases for your residents or medical students? Check out this great status epilepticus case:
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UC Irvine EM Dec 7
Guillian-Barre poor prognostic factors: elder patients, a/w Campylobacter; 25% will require mechanical ventilation
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UC Irvine EM Dec 6
Therapy of heat stroke optimally involves spraying water on patient while fanning them. Cold water bath immersion is another option.
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UC Irvine EM Dec 6
Avoid antimotility agents in C. diff as they allow for further overgrowth and toxin production.
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UC Irvine EM Dec 5
Bacteria a/w purpura include Neisseria meningitides, shiga-like toxin associated HUS (E. Coli 0157), non-shiga toxin HUS (s. pneumo)
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UC Irvine EM Dec 5
Highest rate of suicide completion: Elder white males. Highest rate of suicide attempt: White females.
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UC Irvine EM Dec 4
Consider popliteal artery injury with knee instability following dislocation/trauma. 10% will stil have intact distal pulses.
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UC Irvine EM Dec 4
Scorpion envenomation: initially “SLUDGE”/cholinergic response, followed by norepinephrine release. Tx: nitroprusside for htn, supportive
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UC Irvine EM Dec 3
Methanol poisoning treatment: bicarb, alcohol dehydrogenase inhibitors, dialysis, and folate.
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UC Irvine EM Dec 3
Eclampsia. Definitive treatment is immediate delivery. Labetolol, hydralazine and magnesium are all temporizing measures.
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UC Irvine EM Dec 2
Physical exam findings of torsion: unilateral testicular tenderness, edema, absent cremasteric reflex.
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UC Irvine EM Dec 2
Pertussis phases: catarrhal (cough, sneeze, runny nose), paroxysmal (episodic spastic coughs), convalescent (improvement)
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UC Irvine EM Dec 1
Impetigo: group A streptococcus, but S. Aureus possible; honey-crusted rash; Tx: topical mupirocin, or oral penicillin/cephalosporin
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