How much angulation can we tolerate without needing to reduce fractures of the radius and ulna? Find out in this edition of Fracture Fridays.
There are multiple topical anesthetics that we use in the ED. The common theme is that all of these drugs with -caine cause sodium channel inhibition in nerves, which blocks axonal transmission leading to the typical numbness and and localized weakness. I admit that it can be a bit confusing as to which one you should use and when. The aim of this post is therefore to help provide some clarity.
No new posts this week as I enjoy some downtime with the family.
Warning - swimming pool related puns ahead...
With the record temperatures outside now is as good a time as any to revisit this episode of PEM Currents.
It's that time of year again, and though many of you started before today, and many will do so afterwards I wanted to wish you all a Happy Medical New Year's Day. I also wanted to share some words of wisdom on this day of actual and symbolic change.
What happens when kids jump of things and don't land smoothly? They break things. Sometimes those things are their arms. Learn more about a very common pediatric fracture in this edition of Fracture Fridays.
We don't yet have a consensus on how we assess pneumonia severity. This systematic review attempts to provide some clarity.
Serotonin syndrome and Neuroleptic malignant syndrome aren't really the same thing are they? But what if they are? No they're not. Maybe?