EMU Monthly – May 2006

1) Chidren who vomit blood and are less than six weeks old could have reflux, but it is much more common to be from the mother. There is a test called the Apt Downey test that easily will differentiate maternal from child (fetal hemoglobin) blood. Source? Usually bleeding nipples. (Academic Emergency Medicine Aug 05)   […]

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EMU Monthly – April 2006

1) PE is a hard enough diagnosis, and traditional teachings of Hammans Hump and Westermark sign are useless.  We have been also taught that the EKG doesn’t help much, and everyone has memorized the S1Q3T3 pattern that is rarely seen. Indeed, although there are too few patients here to judge the frequency- be on the […]

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