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Ask Me Anything With Mike Stone, MD (@bedsidesono)

Update: This AMA will be happening Friday, December 12th from Noon-1:30pm EST.

We're very pleased to announce that our next Ask Me Anything will be with Mike Stone, MD, RDMS. Dr. Stone is the Division Chief of Emergency Ultrasound and the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and can be found on Twitter as @bedsidesono.
Live Blog Ask Me Anything with Mike Stone, MD (@bedsidesono)
 

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Intern Report Collection, Vol. 4

For your Friday afternoon, here's another batch of excellent write-ups from the EM interns at UT Southwestern. Our ongoing intern report series is the product of first-year residents exploring clinical questions they have found to be particularly intriguing, with an intended audience of med students & junior residents. Enjoy! [Note: These are PDF files.]

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Mesenteric Ischemia: A Power Review

It’s a typical busy afternoon ED shift for you. The rack seems to be overflowing, and 3 new patients have just checked in. All have abdominal pain. You have a systematic approach to your abdominal pain patients. But, does your approach keep one critical diagnosis in mind? [...]

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Ask Us Anything With Mike & Matt

Our AMA with Dr. Mike Mallin & Dr. Matt Dawson from the Ultrasound Podcast, held on Friday, November 14th from 2-3:30pm EST.

Live Blog Ask Us Anything with Mike & Matt
 

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The Wheeze That Wasn't – An Observation on Enterovirus D-68

These children are often a mixed picture of viral bronchitis/bronchiolitis PLUS an asthma exacerbation. Treatment with albuterol, ipratropium, magnesium sulfate, steroids, fluids, etc are all reasonable and prudent in this population. If they begin to clinically improve within 30 minutes then you can feel good about soothing their reactive airways. However, they still have underlying viral issues which may require non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (either high-flow nasal cannula or BIPAP). If they do not improve within 30 minutes then you should begin to plan for IMC/ICU admission as these patients will require significant monitoring and respiratory support.