Posts tagged Toxicology
6.27.19 Conference Summary

Our last conference of this academic year started off with Morbidity and Mortality Conference with chief resident Dr. Andrew Schaub, PGY3, who presented great cases of unstable pelvic fractures, alcoholic ketoacidosis, and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. This was followed by our Intern Toxicology and Super Track Series with talks on opiates by Dr. Alex Votruba, PGY1, and Skin/soft tissue infections by Dr. Zean Chen, PGY1, respectively. We concluded with another Community EM Series lecture by Dr. Hussein Ghoul, PGY3, on thrombectomy in the acute ischemic stroke.

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4.11.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with our next CLE Rising Series speaker, Dr. David Snow, program director of Loyola’s new EM residency. Dr. Snow discussed challenges of resuscitating critically ill morbidly obese patients then talked about success in emergency medicine. We then welcomed Dr. Paria Wilson, PEM physician from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, who discussed how to approach the undifferentiated crashing pediatric patient. Next, ultrasound fellow Dr. Jason Tehranisa discussed abdominal aorta ultrasound and then led ultrasound trivia. We continued our intern tox lecture series with Dr. Yasmin Moftakhar who gave a great talk on hallucinogens. Our day concluded with Dr. WIll Jian who discussed how to manage traumatic injuries in the community.

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11.8.18 Conference Summary

This week, we had a fascinating discussion surrounding hypophosphatemia and refeeding syndrome as a pediatric suicide attempt, secondary syphilis, trauma in pregnancy, a review of musculoskeletal ultrasound, and finally 2 fantastic toxicology and supertrack lectures surrounding house fires and the general approach to headaches!

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9.13.18 Conference Summary

This week we welcomed Grand Rounds speaker, Dr. Steven Curry, an EM/Toxicologist from Banner Medical Center/University of Arizona-Phoenix, who led a great discussion of how to recognize and manage snake bites and nerve gas poisoning. Next, we kicked off our EBM lecture series with PGY3 James Palmer who walked us through appropriate management and disposition for patients presenting with cellulitis. We also started our ‘Community EM Series’ with PGY3 Arlene Losloso’s lecture on pediatric concussion, followed by our first ‘Super Track Series’ lecture with PGY1 Jordan Hitchens’ discussion on how to approach the complaint of sore throat. Finally, for our September Consultant-of-the-Month, we welcomed Dr. Keith Armitage, an Infectious Disease specialist, who led a discussion on appropriate use/selection of antibiotics, particularly as it pertains to our hospital.

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8.2.18 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with our first M&M of the year— complete with a brand new M&M format— by Dr. McCafferty. She discusses Adrenal Crisis, NIPPV in PNA (or not…), and how to determine what type of transport you might need for a patient you are sending to another hospital. Dr. Shpilko lead us through cardiac US, the chief’s power (half) hour was packed with good visual diagnosis cases, and Dr. Grosso rounded out the day with another lecture in our pediatric curriculum, this time focusing on HEENT.

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