Reducing pain during incision and drainage of abscesses

Performing incision and drainage on an abscess is painful for the patient. I realize that is as obvious a statement as I could possibly make. I wanted to briefly touch on some of the many interventions that you can use to decrease pain during I&D. [...]

May 26th, 2016|Procedures|

D-dimer utility in pediatric patients with suspected PE

Is D-dimer useful in ruling out PE in kids? Read on to find out more.

May 25th, 2016|Pulmonology|

You don’t need an X-Ray to diagnose constipation! (Re-post)

Go ahead and diagnose constipation based on your history and physical exam. Don't order an X-Ray if you don't need one. Read on for more in this PEMBlog exposé.

May 11th, 2016|Gastroenterology, Radiology|

Do we need to perform a digital rectal exam in injured children?

Do injured children need a digital rectal exam? Read on to learn about the evidence behind what is often a stressful and traumatic exam technique for children.

May 10th, 2016|Trauma|

Check out this new free PEM iBook

Check out this free iBook from Michael Mojica and the folks in PEM at NYU.

May 5th, 2016|PEMBlog Updates|

Stress dose steroids in the ED

Stress dose steroids are vexing for some reasons. They don't have to be. Initial dosing can be simpler than it seems. Read/watch for more.

May 4th, 2016|Pharmacology|

A podcast on acquired torticollis

Acquired torticollis must be differentiated from more serious symptoms and remains a common presenting complaint in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Learn more about it in this episode of PEMCurrents the Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast.

May 3rd, 2016|Orthopedics|

Happy 9th Anniversary to my amazing wife!

This is the one non-medical post I'll share every year. Happy Anniversary to my wife Kerri. This is the video that continues the self deprecating tradition of celebrating our wedding anniversary via a YouTube video. Enjoy!

April 28th, 2016|PEMBlog Updates|

Biphasic anaphylaxis

Let's learn about biphasic reactions in anaphylaxis shall we? No need to wait 4 to 6 hours to read this post.

April 26th, 2016|Allergy|

Briefs: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura, belly pain and steroids (Re-post)

You will see Henoch-Schönlein Purpura at some point in the ED. Knowing how to work it up, and how to treat the symptoms are important naturally. Read on for more.

April 21st, 2016|Briefs, Rheumatology|