Cystic Fibrosis

Author: Dr. Catherine Buckley Based on a simulation case discussion led by Dr. Michelle Hughes, let’s talk about Cystic fibrosis (CF) from an emergency medicine stand point. Briefly- CF is an autosomal recessive disease that is caused by mutations in the CFTR channel which prevents Cl- from being secreted. Without the normal levels of Cl-,

GI Bleeds

All right folks, the chief complaint we all know and love: “rectal bleeding”. It may strike fear in your heart or bring you comfort in its algorithmic approach. However, GI bleeds can present in a variety of ways from the “sick” to “not sick”. So, grab your GUAIAC cards and let’s get started. UPPER GI