Archive for category: Gastroenterology

Question Tradition: Glucagon for Food Boluses

02 Jan
January 2, 2017

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketBackground: How many of you have had this scenario…patient comes into ED, just ate a big steak and now they can’t swallow.  You call gastroenterology, who asks… “Did you try glucagon yet?” OK, well maybe not exactly like that, but you get what I am asking.  Esophageal foreign body […]

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Conference 2016

20 Oct
October 20, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketThis years ACEP 2016 conference took place in Las Vegas, NV from Oct 16th – 19th.  There was greater than 350 courses, labs, and workshops given throughout the week.  It was impossible to make all of these great lectures, but I was able to take away some very important […]

Forget the PediaLyte and Just use Dilute Apple Juice in Mild Gastroenteritis

02 Jun
June 2, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketBACKGROUND: Every year in the United States there are an estimated 178.8 million episodes of acute gastroenteritis resulting in 473,832 hospitalizations.  Most of the evidence surrounding oral rehydration centers around Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) studies in low-income countries where children suffer from more extensive gastrointestinal losses.  Theoretically, electrolyte maintenance solutions […]

Game Changers in Emergency Medicine

03 Mar
March 3, 2014

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketRecently, I have been asked if there are any studies that have been performed over the past few years that should shape the way emergency medicine physicians should practice and can greatly improve patient care. So I asked some of my friends and colleagues if there are any studies […]

Does a Porcelain Gallbladder Equal Gallbladder Cancer?

21 Nov
November 21, 2013

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketGallbladder cancer (GBC) incidence ranges from 12 – 62% when porcelain gallbladder (PGB) is seen.  You ever wonder where these numbers come from?  Well, these are the quoted numbers from two studies done in 1959 and 1966.  These studies also indicated that if porcelain gallbladder was seen, that a […]

NG Lavage: Indicated or Outdated?

01 Nov
November 1, 2013

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketNasogastric lavage (NGL) seems to be a logical procedure in the evaluation of patients with suspected upper GI bleeding, but does the evidence support the logic? Most studies state that endoscopy should occur within 24 hours of presentation, but the optimal timing within the first 24 hours is unclear. […]

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