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Travel-Related Illnesses in Children

Pediatric EM Morsels

Hospitalization for travel-related illness are around 10% for both VFR and tourists (Leuthard 2015) Multiple studies have reported the most common travel infections in various countries. In the 1950’s travel accounted for 25 million international tourists. A study of swiss tourists found they compromised 53.4%

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Best Pearls and Biggest Trends of 2015

FOAMCast Blog

(ITUNES OR LISTEN HERE) Sleep through 2015? We picked the minds of some brilliant Emergency Medicine folk and came up with this short list of important happenings. TRAUMA FAST (Focused Assessment using Sonography in Trauma) guided resuscitative – thoracotomy. Recommended by Haney Mallemat, Rob Orman).

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Overdiagnosis: Would we better better off not looking?

First 10 EM

Carpenter 2015) […] The post Overdiagnosis: Would we better better off not looking? 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.) appeared first on First10EM.

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ECG Blog #434 — WHY Did this Patient Arrest?

Ken Grauer, MD

The cause of the abnormal baseline deflections seen in Figure-2 is most likely muscle tremor artifact ( See Bouthillet T — ACLS Med Training, Dec, 2015 ). PEARL # 2: We can tell at a glance in Figure-1 — that the "culprit" causing the artifact in today's ECG is the RA ( R ight A rm ) extremity.

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Delayed sequence intubation: An RCT

First 10 EM

Weingart 2011, Weingart 2015) It is a brilliant concept, makes a ton of sense on paper, and anecdotally has seemed to help a number of my patients. Introduced to the world by our friend Scott Weingart, delayed sequence intubation (DSI) is often summarized as procedural sedation for the procedure of preoxygenation.

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Fluoroquinolone Use In Children

Pediatric EM Morsels

Binz 2015) Remember, dogs grow 18 times as fast an infant in the first year of life. Binz 2015) More recent lamb studies have been performed, where the growth more closely approximates a human child. Binz 2015). Oral Fluoroquinolone Prescribing to Children in the United States From 2006 to 2015. This myth is: BUSTED-ish.

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Cardiac electrostimulation: the leadless pacemaker

Emergency Live

As technology evolved, the leadless pacemaker was introduced in 2015; a real revolution in cardiac electrostimulation The post Cardiac electrostimulation: the leadless pacemaker appeared first on Emergency Live.

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