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July 31, 2018

July Tox Pearls from SBH Toxicology

Toxicology Literature of Note The study of toxicology includes occupational and environmental health issues. Although possibly not as relevant to emergency medicine, the health effects from microplastics are something that every physician should be aware of. This short editorial defines microplastics and their effect of our marine life, with some ...

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July 30, 2018

SBH July Ultrasound of the Month

A 30 year old female presents to the emergency department with right lower abdominal pain. No vaginal bleeding. Her vitals are: HR 101 BP 115/70 RR20 O2 100%. Upreg: positive As she seems to be quite uncomfortable, you decide to perform a bedside ultrasound. Having learned that free fluid in ...

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July 28, 2018

Cadaver Lab Day 2018

The EM residents participated in another amazing cadaver lab day at NYIT/NYCOM on 7/25/18.  Stations this year inclueded: 1) Cricothyrotomy (needle, formal, bougie) 2) Chest tubes 3) Transvenous pacing 4) lateral Canthotomy 5) IO’s Many thanks to Dr. Attaalla for organizing and NYCOM for hosting!      

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July 17, 2018

SBH EM Question of the Week for July 16, 2018

An 45 yo male patient presents to the SBH Emergency Department 3 days after undergoing chemotherapy for treatment of lymphoma.  The patient complains of fatigue, muscle cramping, generalized weakness, and palpitations. You suspect tumor lysis syndrome. You immediately order an EKG and start IV fluids.  What are the four most ...

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July 3, 2018

SBH June Ultrasound of the Month

A 35yo Male presents to the emergency with 1 day severe right flank pain that has since started becoming worse in the right lower quadrant. It came on suddenly and is much more intense at times. On exam, he is nontoxic in appearance, afebrile, and mildly tender in the right lower ...

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June 27, 2018

SBH EM Question of the Week for June 25, 2018

An article in the New York Times reported that athletes with Nike’s “Oregon Project have allegedly been using infusions of L-carnitine to enhance their performance during long distance running events.  What is L-carnitine and what are its therapeutic uses in emergency medicine?   Scroll down for the answer Carnitine (the ...

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June 20, 2018

June Tox Pearls from SBH Toxicology

Toxicology Literature of Note This letter to the editor describes an experience with a false positive phencyclidine (PCP) screen caused by metronidazole. Although we do not have PCP screens on our UDS at SBH, it is important to recall that the UDS is a screen with many false positives and ...

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June 15, 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018!!

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May 25, 2018

Bronx SIMWARS 2018!!

On Wednesday, May 23, four emergency medicine residency programs battled for the championship title in the second annual Bronx SIMWARS.  Residents from Jacobi/Montefiore, St. John’s Riverside, Lincoln, and SBH all participated with the Jacobi/Montefiore team taking home the win this year.  This year’s scenarios were especially challenging as residents were ...

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May 22, 2018

May Tox Pearls from SBH Toxicology

Toxicology Literature of Note See references at the end of post Hydrogen sulfide is a toxin often associated with sewers (smells like rotten eggs) and leads to death rapidly. There is concern that it could be used as a weapon, and unfortunately there is no antidote. This proof of concept ...

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