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Thu, May 4 9:55am · Anaphylaxis Management

Image adapted from Greg Friese (flickr) under Creative Commons License Adapted from: Ronna L. Campbell M.D. and the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, representing the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma [...]

Thu, May 4 9:55am

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Mon, May 1 1:15am · The truth about Small Bowel Obstruction

Author: David S. Morris, M.D. [...]

Mon, Apr 10 5:10pm · ECMO Rounds: Crash Course

Author: Eric Funk, MD (@efunkEM) [...]

Tue, Apr 4 10:45am · Stick, glue and cone for ear foreign bodies

Author: Jonathan Thornston, M.D. [...]

Sat, Jan 21 2:04am · An algorithm to reduce the use of CT to diagnose appendicitis in children

Author: Stephanie Polites, M.D. General Surgery Resident. Mayo Clinic.   Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in children and accounts for many emergency room visits and hospitalizations in the pediatric population.  Traditionally, the diagnosis was made based on history and physical exam, with use of advanced imaging such as ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) reserved for equivocal cases.  Now that CT is readily available in most emergency departments, there has been a substantial increase in CT utilization.  CT is more than 90% accurate in diagnosing acute appendicitis and providers hope its utilization will avoid negative appendectomies.  Unfortunately there may be a long term risk of cancer associated with ionizing radiation exposure due to CT.  Furthermore, there is evidence that CT utilization does not prevent negative appendectomies. [...]
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