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em@3am

EM@3AM: Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury

A 67-year-old female with a history of ALL comes into the ED for weakness, stating her oncologist sent her for her semi-regular transfusion. From review of the EMR, her hemoglobin in 5.9 mg/dL and her platelet count was 1,000 cells/uL. A transfusion of platelets was initiated, though within approximately 1 hour of starting the transfusion, the patient became acutely short of breath and stated she was having severe difficulty breathing. She is in distress with rhonchi bilaterally. What’s the next step in your evaluation and treatment?

Ultrasound G.E.L.

Ultrasound G.E.L. – Deep Learning for Peripheral IV Anatomy

Deep learning is a branch of artificial intelligence that holds a lot of promise for point-of-care ultrasound, but we don't have much data on how it performs. The fearless investigators in this fascinating study train a deep learning algorithm to recognize sonographic anatomy of the upper extremity and then pit it against expert POCUS users to see who can interpret the images most accurately!

In the Literature

Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

Welcome back to Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up. This week Clay covers the new regimen for treatment of gonorrhea and chlamydia, the HEAR or HEART Pathway, and prednisone for reducing cluster headaches.