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Overdiagnosis: Would we better better off not looking?

First 10 EM

Between 2001 and 2010 the use of CT in emergency departments increased 3-fold (and the use of MRI increased 9-fold, but for some reason it is still almost impossible for me to get one done.) There is little doubt that the use of testing has increased dramatically in emergency medicine during my career.

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PulmCrit Hot Take: Aggressive glycemic control is dead (TGC-Fast Trial)

EMCrit

Major interest in tight glycemic control in the ICU began in 2001 with an RCT by the same group of investigators, also […] EMCrit Project by Josh Farkas. background Today the Van de Bergh group in Belgium released a RCT investigating tight versus liberal glycemic control in the ICU.

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Rash Week! My aching feet!

PEMBlog

N Engl J Med 2001; 345:335-338. This is an outbreak following exposure to hot tub/pool water containing high concentrations of P. aeruginosa. Antibiotics are not necessary for treatment and it self resolves. References Fiorello L, et al. The Pseudomonas Hot-Foot Syndrome. DOI: 10.1056/NEJM200108023450504.

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Intensive blood glucose control in the ICU is not helpful (TGC-FAST trial)

PulmCCM

After two studies published in NEJM 2001 and 2006 showed intensive glucose control (to 80-110 g/dL) improved outcomes in adult medical and surgical patients, and then in kids (all at a single center in Leuven, Be… Read more

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Video beats direct laryngoscopy for intubation--even for experts

PulmCCM

Video laryngoscopy was introduced in 2001 as a technique for orotracheal intubation. We reviewed the DEVICE trial in 2023, which you can read about here: The Goalposts Are Moving An increasing share of intubations have been performed with video since 2001.

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Residency Spotlight: Olwens Community College Center for Emergency Preparedness

ACEP Now

Fun fact: MedWAR was co-founded by one of our faculty in 2001. Our senior residents may serve as flight physicians on our Mercy Life Flight helicopters as full crew members. Annually our program hosts the Midwest MedWAR (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race).

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Cold Injury

PHEM Cast

2001 The GELOX study The Hyperbaric oxygen study described by Carron is now in print and available here. 2001; 12(4): 248-255. This podcast is dedicated to the memory of Emmanuel Cauchy. George’s adventures! Grading frostbite Stages of frostbite. From Cauchy et al, 2016. Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Stages of frostbite.