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Emergency Medical Minute


Mar 29, 2017

Author: Gretchen Hinson M.D.

Educational Pearls:

  • The key imaging of a mumps patient is “chipmunk cheeks” or parotitis.
  • The swelling can extend almost to the ears and can be extremely painful - in about 25% of cases the swelling is unilateral.
  • Other organs can be involved as well including: testicles,...

Mar 21, 2017

Author: Aaron Lessen M.D.

Educational Pearls:

  • Regularly a patient’s creatinine level is an important factor in determining whether a patient will receive IV contrast with a CT because it is thought that contrast can harm the kidneys and could worsen underlying kidney disease.
  • A recent retrospective study compared the...

Mar 11, 2017

Author: Peter Bakes M.D.

Dr. Peter Bakes takes us through how he developed his interest in travel medicine as well as some of the more interesting aspects of the specialty.

Mar 10, 2017

Author: Peter Bakes

Educational Pearls:

  • The Neuromuscular Junction (NMJ) is a neuronal synapse in skeletal muscle mediated by nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
  • Paralytic agents, commonly used in the ED for intubation, include succinylcholine and rocuronium/vecuronium.
  • Succinylcholine is a depolarizing paralytic while...