This post covers ECG Basics for the uninitiated.
A 41year-old male without past medical history presents with the image linked to. What's the diagnosis?
A quick and clear review of Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia at the poison review blog. Lovecchio F. Clin Toxicol 2014 Jul;52:579-583.
A review of the different types of vomit in kids and their significance. Dr. Faust and Westafer also go over the basics of diagnosis and treatment of neonatal jaundice and Intussusception.
An overview of the dangers of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine poisoning from the toxicology department at UT Southwestern.
In this episode, we talk to Maximilian Gahr about the US emergence of desomorphine (Krokodil) and implications for investigation and treatment. Reports coming out of Arizona and Illinois, are reminiscent of past reports from Germany. Dr. Gahr’s articles on Krokodil can be found here. Contributors include Matthew Zuckerman and Maximilian Gahr.
On this episode we discuss metamizole with Brazilian toxicologist Dr. Anthony Wong of the University of São Paulo. Contributors include Stephanie Weiss, Matt Zuckerman, and Anthony Wong. More information on metamizole and its effects is available here.
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Digital Rectal Exam in Trauma

Trauma Physical Exam http://lifeinthefastlane.com   Blog Post + Videocast Learning Time: 10mins
Overview of digital rectal exam (DRE) in trauma
emDocs featured article on push-dose pressors and how to prepare them
Palliative care in the emergency department? Absolutely! This post outlines an approach to palliative care that can be used in the ED. This is adapted from a lecture by Dr. Leneela Sharma, an EM practicing in Edmonton, Alberta with training in palliative care.
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