Pediatric DKA

Author: Dr. Trevor Landas I’m not sure about y’all but I honestly have not seen too many pediatric DKA patients. I’m assuming it probably has to do with thorough screening, but it’s important to know how it is managed because it has a couple nuances that are different than the treatment of adult patients. Definition

Mushroom Toxicity

As we approach the end of Italian Truffle hunting season (according to google…) let’s talk about some of the toxicology of Mushrooms based on a brief talk from our tox boss Dr. Swoboda. Most often, inedible and even edible (but decomposing…) mushrooms cause a syndrome of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Typically this starts

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones…where to start. They’ve been described as “more painful than childbirth” (I can’t confirm as I’ve been fortunate enough to not had a kidney stone…or given birth) and are responsible for >1 million ED visits per year. In this wonderful blog post we will cover what you, as an ED physician, need to know

Transplant Emergencies

Author: Catherine Buckley MD Working in the ED of a hospital that performs transplants means that you see a lot of people that are pre-, post-, post-and-pre-again-transplant. We are very very lucky that the transplant teams at Rush are very involved and involved early. In fact we are so lucky that transplant surgeon Dr. Edie

Sickle Cell Fever

Basics First off…what is sickle cell anemia? Who gets it? What does the spleen even do?? Calm down, we’ll get to all of that. Let’s start with. The. Basics. So… sickle cell anemia is an autosomal recessive disease that results in a mutation in the Beta chain of hemoglobin, resulting in an amino acid change

Student Presentations • November 2015

Here are three presentations, two using Prezi and one using Emaze. All three require Flash. Dmitriy Cherny: Prezi: When To Transfuse GI Bleeds Jeremy Chapman: Prezi: Dental Abscesses Meghana Karmarkar: Emaze: Is Obesity A Risk for Diverticulitis? Magdalena M Stepien: Living With Intractable Epilepsy (see below) Living with intractable epilepsy made easier Epilepsy is a