This is a lecture given by Claire Jensen, UTSW faculty trained in palliative care on 9/4/2014.
Does the addition of Dexamethasone treatment in the ED reduce migraine recurrence?
Meaghan Dehning, PGY1, discusses the answer to this question here: http://www.emdocs.net/addition-dexamethasone-ed-treatment-reduce-migraine-recurrence/.
“Doctor, I’m having a seizure!” says the patient shaking with his eyes open looking at you. Ah yes, the illustrious pseudo-seizure. What if the patient is not talking to you during the event? Is there any way to tell the difference between an epileptic seizure (ES) and a non-epileptic seizure (NES)? A fellow resident recommended I get a STAT prolactin level, (PRL), an idea I’d never heard of, so I briefly looked into it for your reading pleasure. [...]
Lindsay Schroeder, PGY1, discusses the value (or lack thereof) of prolactin levels for differentiating epileptiform activity vs non-epileptiform here: http://www.emdocs.net/prolactin-seizures/.
Gray Millsap, PGY1, discusses how to reduce the incidence of and manage post LP headaches here: http://www.emdocs.net/post-lp-headache/.
William Fox, PGY1, discusses the merits of ED observation units at EMDocs.net: http://www.emdocs.net/ed-observation-units-efficacy/.
What is the utility of US for differentiating causes of respiratory distress and expediting treatment in the ED?
Justin Yuan, PGY1, discusses the answer to this question at EMDocs.net: http://www.emdocs.net/ultrasound-respiratory-distress/.