Sunday, June 14, 2015

@WUSTL_EM #EMConf: #FOAMed Supplement No. 5

Welcome to @WUSTL_EM #EMConf, the #FOAMed Edition. The purpose of this weekly column is to identify #FOAMed resources that reinforce and expand on the concepts/facts discussed during weekly conference.  Please e-mail to share additional resources (or just post them as comments below).
1. Pediatric Cases:  Neonatal HSV
- You can read a brief review of epidemiology & presentation Neonatal HSV from Peds EM Morsels.
- You can review the "normal" levels of CSF pleocytosis as they vary by age here.
- Free Emergency Medicine Talks reviews a case and Management of Pediatric Status Epilepticus in the Seizing Infant.

2. Evaluation of the Pacemaker in the ED
- Connect to the Jacob et. al. (2011) paper describing radiographic identification of pacemakers/AICD via this emcrit post.
- Life in the Fast Lane covers Pacemaker malfunction here.
- Amal Mattu discusses Can you read ischemia with a pacemaker? and Can a pacemaker treat syphilis?

3. Difficult Diagnosis - Pre-eclampsia
-EMCurious provides a very nice review of the symptoms, workup and management of preeclampsia.

4. Musculoskeletal Cases - We reviewed some interesting cases and musculoskeletal anatomy.  Emergency Medicine Ireland has these resources for emergency medicine anatomy, which include some excellent reviews regarding cervical spine injury.   If you are interested in use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for the emergency physician, you can read Sonoguide's introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound here.


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