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Electronic Cigarettes and Liquid Nicotine Poisoning

"The delayed phase consists of cns and respiratory depression, dyspnea, bradycardia, hypotension, shock, mydriasis, weakness, muscle paralysis, and coma"
We are very pleased to present you with this overview on the potential dangers of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine from the toxicologists at UT Southwestern.

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Hip Ultrasound and Arthrocentesis

"Emergency physicians with ultrasound training have been shown to be capable of visualizing effusions of the hip with a sensitivity between 80-85% and specificity between 98-100%"
Tyler Dschaak, MD provides a brief overview of hip ultrasound in the ED, including diagnosis of effusions and arthrocentesis.

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This Week’s Best of #FOAMed

Sadly, I missed posting last week's "best of" #FOAMed while working on an upgrade to TweetED's look & feel (be sure to update your app if you haven't already!). To make up for it, we're including the top tweets from over the last 10 days. Enjoy!

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All NYC EM Chief Resident Conference 2014

"Never give yourself the best schedule, do not play favorites, and do not break promises"

In EM leadership or hope to be chief resident someday? Here's a great recap with lots of pearls from the recent All NYC EM Chief Resident Conference from NYU/Bellevue chief (and emDocs editor) Adaira Landry, MD.

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Asymptomatic Hypertension

"We should only intervene under very specific circumstances"
Asymptomatic hypertension in the ED: Should we be screening for end-organ damage? Should we intervene? Joshua Bucher, MD covers the 2013 ACEP Clinical Policy addressing these common questions.

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Sunday’s Review Q Roundup

Here are the review questions posted today, covering some peds, pulmonary, ID, and endocrine topics. Got a better answer to one of these? Definitely post it if so!

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This Week’s Best of #FOAMed

We've got the highlights from Twitter this week, which includes some great critical care and peds-related content. We're particularly proud that two of the referenced articles were written by some of our awesome NYU/Bellevue faculty - Reuben Strayer (@EMUpdates) & Anand Swaminathan (@EMSwami). So without further ado, here are the tweets scored highest by YOU.

From @EMSwami

Myths in DKA Management

"The bolus insulin group had longer lengths of stay and a 6-fold increase in hypoglycemic episodes"

Anand Swaminathan, MD MPH (@EMSwami) addresses urban legends in DKA management, including VBGs vs ABGs, when to replete potassium, bicarb administration, and insulin boluses.