Dec 25, 2023
Contributor: Jorge Chalit, OMS II
Primarily mediated through the trigeminovascular system
Serotonin, dopamine, and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)
Trigeminovascular system is linked to the trigeminal nucleus caudalis, which relays pain to the hypothalamus and...
Dec 20, 2023
Contributor: Aaron Lessen MD
How is the severity of a stroke assessed?
Strokes are assessed by the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS), this scale has different tasks, such as asking the person to repeat words, move their arms, or follow simple instructions. The maximum score is 42 but any score over 21 is...
Dec 12, 2023
Contributor: Nick Tsipis MD
The review article assessed 16.3 million patients across six states to identify those at high-risk for critical revisit
Criteria for critical revisit was ICU admission or death within three days of discharge from the ED
Critical revisits are extremely rare
Dec 4, 2023
Contributor: Meghan Hurley MD
Pearls about labor:
Labor is split into 3 stages.
Stage 1 starts when the first persistent contractions are felt and goes up until the cervix is fully dilated and the mother starts pushing. Stage 1 is split into two phases: the latent phase (cervix is dilated from...
Nov 27, 2023
Contributor: Dr. Taylor Lynch
Time of arrival until intubation was 26 minutes but nobody tried anterior neck access like a cricothyrotomy until his dad arrived
Traditional ACLS protocol is not enough for anaphylactic respiratory arrest
Circulating O2 from compressions alone is not enough to...