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Chest Pain Statistics That'll Make Obs Bump Trops

I have been lucky enough to attend ACEP over the last few years, and even luckier to watch David Newman speak. Specifically, I have attended his “ 460 more words

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The Bell Tolls for the PICC

In today’s fight against “this patient needs IV antibiotics,” this study looks at 2060 children hospitalized for osteomyelitis from January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2012, at 36 participating children’s hospitals. 182 more words

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Textual Talismans - The word of God

A few posts back I wrote about talismans described in the writings by Cornelius Agrippa. Whereas his designs were specifically intended to be carved into semi-precious stones and mounted as jewelry to wear, it was actually more common to write them out on parchment or vellum. 717 more words


POCUS in codes: Is that PEA really PEA?

So a few weeks ago, I asked the Twittersphere whether or not ultrasound should be readily available (if not outright used) in all codes.  The answer was a resounding yes, and today’s article helps support that claim. 223 more words

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MythBusting: Is a handgun still reliable without an extractor? [VIDEO]

As many of you may have heard, I have recently joined the team of writers over at Wide Open Spaces. I would love to continue to share my articles with all of you and will still continue to keep up with the High Heels and Handguns blog. 240 more words

Crazy Gets Sick Too.

This paper examines 57,000 patients who had a a new diagnosis of schizophrenia, dementia, or “mood disorders” who were initiated on antipsychotics within 120 days of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) – defined by receiving PCI, fibrinolytics, CABG, and/or antiplatelet therapy. 235 more words

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Fearing FAT

Of the three macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat and protein), fat has been the most widely feared and misunderstood nutrient for decades. It has has been said that consumption of fat raises the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes. 1,344 more words