EMU Monthly – June 2016

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How old are you? I just had a birthday –and it brings back warm memories of birthday parties with barbeques, iced birthday cakes, party favors and esophageal food impactions. Life was simpler in those days, we just treated these things with Adolf’s Meat Tenderizer. That’s papain for you young’uns, and then all of the sudden […]

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EMU Monthly – May 2016

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Tako Tsubo Cardiomyopathy is generally benign but it can turn rotten and can kill (this is Johnny Rotten from the British Group “The Sex Pistols”). Those with co morbidities are at the highest risk. In their cohort of only 2477 patients- 19% had adverse outcomes, and unlike other studies – these patients really were sick […]

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EMU Monthly – March/April 2016

All the EMU goodness for March/April 2016 I got a Lucas in my ED or something like it- do you? Lucas is a CPR machine that looks like this: It simply does the compressions for you. These machines will not result in any more sternal fractures, or internal organ damage than regular CPR. However they do […]

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EMU Monthly – February/March 2016

All the EMU goodness for Feb/March 2016 Drug induced Status Epilepticus is pretty rare. But it does occur and you should know about it. OK, we know about drugs doing this, and obviously intracthecal agents. Don’t forget older anti epileptics and even a new one – tiagabine can cause non convulsive SE. Antibiotics and INH […]

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EMU Monthly – January 2016

All the EMU goodness for Jan 2015 – In order to catch up- this issue was not peer reviewed It is just a push of a button – no different than ordering dinner at the Golden Arches.You know what I mean- they wheel in the patient from a trauma – backboard and neck collar- complaining […]

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EMU Monthly – December 2015

All the EMU goodness for Dec 2015 I know the EMU site has been lagging – we are trying to quicken things up. We are also getting a late start this month, but it takes some time to get the proper muse and writer’s inspiration as well as being intoxicated to crank this thing out. […]

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EMU Monthly – November 2015

All the EMU goodness for November 2015 1) I want to say a word about Transexamic Acid for bleeding. If you have been following EMU we have spoken about this often and in this article we see that – in a single trial – this medication significantly reduced postpartum hemorrhage, duration of bleeding and need […]

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EMU Monthly – October 2015

All the EMU goodness for October 2015 Remember Mevacor? Statin change likes like the weather. Lipitor used to be the best selling drug in the USA – now that honor has gone to Crestor (although hereon probably brings in more money) due to heavy advertising. The problem is that this med causes a25% increase in […]

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EMU Monthly – September 2015

All the EMU goodness for September 2015

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EMU Monthly – August 2015

All the EMU goodness for August 2015 AUG 2015 1) Gosh it was tough surviving the virus attack on my poor little website. But we are back and we will never bow to the pressures of liberal conservatives and republican democrats. Nor to the terrorist threats of pacifists or to fear of physical harm from handless […]

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