Core Content by Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH

Journal Review

New Orleans Head CT Criteria

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CT scans are frequently done after minor head injury to evaluate for intracranial hemorrhage. While CT scans are an excellent tool for diagnosing or ruling out this disorder, they are not without harms including radiation exposure,
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Journal Review

Edoxaban in Cancer-Associated VTE

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This post is cross-posted on REBEL EM

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs frequently in patient with cancer. Treatment in this group entails a number of challenges including a higher rate of thrombosis recurrence and a higher risk of bleeding.
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Journal Review

STONE Study – Efficacy of Tamsulosin in Ureteral Colic

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Ureteric (renal) colic is a common, painful condition encountered in the Emergency Department (ED). Sustained contraction of smooth muscle in the ureter as a kidney stone passes the length of the ureter leads to pain.
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Comparison of IM Midazolam, Olanzapine, Ziprasidone and Haloperidol for Sedation

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Emergency providers frequently care for agitated patients ranging from restlessness to verbally and physically aggressive. Agitation is a symptom, not a diagnosis and these patients require careful evaluation to rule in or out serious medical conditions.
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Cauda Equina Syndrome

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This post reviews the rare but high-associated morbidity diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome.
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Journal Review

MgSO4 in Pediatric Asthma – Meta-Analysis

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Acute asthma exacerbations are a common presentation to pediatric emergency departments (EDs). Standard treatment with inhaled beta agonists and corticosteroids are often sufficient in mild asthma but can fall short in the treatment of moderate to severe exacerbations.
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Updates in Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Treatment

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This week we review an article updating CAP treatment in the ED.
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Focused Echocardiographic Evaluation in Life Support and Peri-Resuscitation (FEEL Study)

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Focused use of ultrasound in resuscitation of patients with shock and cardiac arrest has become increasingly embraced in both the emergency department (ED) as well as in the prehospital setting.
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Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH

Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH

Editor-In-Chief

@emswami

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.