If the rectum were a simple tube, it would be like a fecal sluice gate every time stool arrived. But itʼs not just a tube. It has an elegant sphincter system that can automatically tell solid -from gas- from liquid. What other muscle in the human body has that sort of intelligence? Understanding anal abscesses […]
I wonder if you are one of those Dumb Asses who do not get the flu shot each year? Yes. Dumb Ass. Big D, big A. You may be allergic to the vaccine, you may have had Guillain Barre, in which case I will cut you some slack. But if you don’t have those conditions and you work in health care and you don’t get a vaccine for one of the following reasons, you are a dumb ass.
It’s deeply rooted medical dogma that spinal tap needs to follow a negative CT when evaluating patients for subarachnoid hemorrhage. New literature has come out to challenge that idea. We talk with Scott Weingart of emcrit.org and Ryan Radecki of Emergency Medicine Literature of Note about a 2011 BMJ paper that looks at the sensitivity of computed tomography when performed within 6 hours of headache onset.
Suicide risk assessment in the emergency department is a challenging endeavor. Our training in residency is limited compared to the volume of mental health patients we see during our careers. This talk is designed to give emergency providers information and options in performing focused and thorough suicide risk assessments.