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Journal Review

ACEP Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Policy 2018

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The evaluation and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the Emergency Department (ED) is fraught with questions: who should I evaluate, who should get a d-dimer, what should the d-dimer threshold be etc.
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Penetrating Neck Injuries

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This post reviews the presentation and management of penetrating neck injuries.
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NaHCO3 in Cardiac Arrest

Filed Under: Tags: , , June 28th, 2018 Leave a Comment

As with all medications in cardiac arrest (i.e. epinephrine, amiodarone) the benefits of sodium bicarbonate administration have been discussed and debated for decades. While it is clear that sodium bicarbonate can play a role in resuscitation of arrest due to hyperkalemia,
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Utility of Adjunct Antibiotics After I+D – Systematic Review + Meta-Analysis

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Skin and soft tissue abscesses are a common emergency department (ED) presentation. The approach to management has changed little in recent decades: incision and drainage (I+D) and then discharge home with follow up.
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Bundle Branch Blocks

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This post reviews RBBB, LBBB, LAFB and LPFB.
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Succinylcholine vs. Rocuronium for 1st Pass Success Rate

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This post was also featured on REBEL EM.

Administration of a neuromuscular blocker (NMB) is an essential part of Emergency Department  (ED) airway management for facilitating ideal airway conditions and is most commonly performed with either succinylcholine or rocuronium.
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Wernicke Encephalopathy

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This post explores Wernicke Encephalopathy with a focus on diagnosis and management.
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Disutility of Orthostatics in Volume Depletion

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This post delves into the utility of orthostatic vital signs in determining volume depletion or volume loss.
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Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH

Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH

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Anand "Swami" Swaminathan is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine in the Ronald O. Perelman Emergency Department and assistant residency director of the NYU/Bellevue Emergency Medicine residency program. His interests are in resuscitation medicine, resident education and cutting the knowledge translation window. Swami is an active contributor and supporter of innovations in medicine, particularly Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM). He is a contributor to a number of sites including ALiEM, LITFL, ERCast, and The SGEM. Swami is an associate editor for REBEL EM and REBEL Cast. He is also faculty for the Essentials of Emergency Medicine and Deputy Editor of EM: RAP.