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Ultrasound for Pediatric Skull Fractures

Diagnose important traumatic injuries quickly, avoid unnecessary ionizing radiation in kids, and do so with an extremely easy ultrasound application to learn. Moreover, skull fracture found to be more predictive than scalp swelling or vomiting for traumatic brain injury, increasing likelihood by 4-fold to 20-fold.

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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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EMCrit/Sinai ED Critical Care Conference Recap

"With a little help from my friends..."
Today was the 9th annual ED critical care conference hosted at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and the emDocs crew was in attendance. This conference is described as "the largest free Emergency Critical Care conference in the country," and speakers this year included giants like Rich Levitan, Haney Mallemat, and Scott Weingart. And the rumors about the cage match between Andy Jagoda and Anand Swaminathan were true.