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Possible Pyloric Stenosis

If you work in a kids ED then you probably see babies who are tagged as “possible PS” when they present with large volume vomiting.  Pyloric stenosis is not a rare disease, yet it is much less common than the alternative diagnoses that present in small babies with vomiting… UTI, gastroenteritis, sepsis, reflux / overfeeding, […]

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First10EM Journal Club: November 2019

We are back!  Another journal club with Dr Justin Morgenstern.  This month we have a really diverse bunch of papers that looks at CRASH-3, distraction techniques for kids in ED, making the patient experience better, wound closure and syncope workup (Spoiler: CTs ain’t that great). As always the full-text PDFs are available at the cost […]

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January 2017 First10EM Journal Club

Greetings fellow EBM nerds of a feather! Its the the end of the month already which means that it’s time to review all the interesting  papers that Justin has found on his night table in his cold, Toronto apartment. This month is we do are covering othopaedics, zipper injuries, anxious chest pain patients and a whole […]

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TOP 10 Tips for Learning Bedside Ultrasound

I do quite a bit of teaching on the basics of ultrasound and try to coach our trainees through the their first experiences with bedside US.  Over the years I have learned a few tricks and tips which I think are very useful to optimise the learning and development of “hands on” sonography skills. I […]

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Clinical Case 136: the Diagnosis and Discussion

Last week I posted Clinical Case 136: A Maternity Mystery If you have not had a read – then please go back and ponder the scenario before reading the rest of this post. If you have been following along on the comments or social media then you will know that this is a tragic case. […]