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A 50-something with Regular Wide Complex Tachycardia: What to do if electrical cardioversion does not work?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Case submitted by anonymous. Written by Smith. Ken's piece at the bottom is excellent. A 50-something presented with s udden onset palpitations 8 hrs prior while sitting at desk at work. He had concurrent sharp substernal chest pain that resolved, but palpitations continued. Over past 3 months, he has had similar intermittent episodes of sharp chest pain while running, but none at rest.

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Battery Charged by Tears for Smart Contact Lenses

Medagadget

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a tiny, flexible battery that is intended for use in smart contact lenses. The device is as thin as the human cornea and can be charged by a saline solution, which is particularly useful in the eye, as it is full of salty tears. When the battery-equipped smart lens is not in use, such as at night, then it can be stored in a saline solution, helping to further recharge the battery.

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Lombardy triumphs in the Italian Red Cross National First Aid Competition 2023

Emergency Live

CRI National First Aid Competitions: the challenge of volunteers in 17 emergency simulations In the beautiful setting of the medieval village of Caserta Vecchia, the 28th edition of the Italian Red Cross National First Aid Competitions was held. This event represented an extraordinary opportunity for hundreds of volunteers from all corners of Italy, who competed […] The post Lombardy triumphs in the Italian Red Cross National First Aid Competition 2023 appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Cells Release Insulin in Response to Music

Medagadget

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed an insulin delivery system that relies on music as a trigger. The unusual technology is based on calcium ion channels that typically reside in the cell membrane. Such channels are sensitive to mechanical deformation and these researchers discovered that sound waves will activate the channels. When insulin-producing cells are genetically modified to express this channel, they will experience an influx in calcium ions when music is played close by, promptin

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Thoracotomy

Life in the Fast Lane

Chris Groombridge and James Miers Thoracotomy Emergency Procedure: Thoracotomy. Possibly the most terrifying emergency procedure, but also one which carries a high chance of saving a life.

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EEG Headset Could Spot Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Medagadget

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have developed a technique that may spot the very early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, years before symptoms arise. The method may alert patients and clinicians to an increased risk of the disease, potentially allowing them to take steps to slow the disease progression. The method involves using a simple EEG headband while sleeping.

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Spontaneous Human Combustion. A Sort of Narrative Review.

Science Based Medicine

Burning Man. It is more than a rained out festival in the desert. The post Spontaneous Human Combustion. A Sort of Narrative Review. first appeared on Science-Based Medicine.

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SASEM 2023. Top 10 papers. St Emlyn’s

St. Emlyn

St.Emlyn's - Emergency Medicine #FOAMed Top 10 papers from 2022-2023 for the SASEM 2023 conference in Jeddah. The post SASEM 2023. Top 10 papers. St Emlyn’s appeared first on St.Emlyn's.

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emDOCs Podcast – Episode 86 Tricky Cases Part 2

EMDocs

Today on the emDOCs cast with Brit Long, MD ( @long_brit) , and Rachel Bridwell, MD ( @rebridwell ), we cover two more challenging cases. Episode 86: Tricky Cases Part 2 Case 3: 56-year-old female with history of seizures, actively seizing, EMS called. Patient seized for approximately 20 minutes prior to EMS arrival. They administer two doses of 10 mg midazolam IM.

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BRASH: recognizing a potentially deadly syndrome in the ED

University of Maryland Department of Emergency Med

The BRASH syndrome (Bradycardia, Renal failure, AV nodal blockade, Shock, Hyperkalemia) has been increasingly described in the literature in.

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Parent Liability When a Child Harms Others While Riding an E-bike

Medical Law

E-bikes are growing in popularity because they are a fun and convenient way to get around. Many parents in California are buying e-bikes for their children. Parents, however, need to be aware that they may be held liable if a passenger, pedestrian, or someone else is injured due to an e-bike crash caused by their child’s actions. There are complex legal issues involved when someone is harmed by a child, and this could have serious implications for parents who allow their children to ride e-bikes

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The value of Magnet Recognition for employee wellbeing and PX

NRC Health

Driving quality improvement across a health system to create a deeply connected nursing and patient experience takes a sustained, dedicated effort. During September’s Becker’s Hospital Review podcast, three distinguished healthcare leaders discussed how ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program allows them to boost loyalty. The post The value of Magnet Recognition for employee wellbeing and PX appeared first on NRC Health.

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What are the barriers for laypeople to be trained in CPR?

University of Maryland Department of Emergency Med

Prior studies have shown that CPR education is associated with a greater willingness to perform CPR. This was a review of 23 studies.

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Empowering excellence in Emergency Care Research. The 2nd NIHR Emergency Care Incubator Symposium

RCEM Learning

Book now The post Empowering excellence in Emergency Care Research. The 2nd NIHR Emergency Care Incubator Symposium appeared first on RCEMLearning.

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Imaging Case of the Week 567

EMergucate

The following chest x-ray is from an adult with chest pain. What can be seen? Answer will be posted later.

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Getting Published: Tips from the Editors

RCEM Learning

The post Getting Published: Tips from the Editors appeared first on RCEMLearning.

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EMergucate

54-year-old asthmatic patient presented with multiple episodes of vomiting. Her pulse-rate was 110 and blood pressure was 96/54.

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Best Of AAST #6: Chronic Disease In Young Trauma Patients

The Trauma Pro

Worldwide, the proportion of older people is growing. With that is an increase in the number of older folks with medical comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Trauma professionals recognize these conditions’ negative impact on recovery after injury. But is being young becoming the new old? The trauma group at WakeMed performed a retrospective multi-center study to tease out an estimate of the prevalence of these conditions (plus one more: alcohol/substance use) in injured

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