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Surviving Sepsis Campaign: COVID-19 Recommendations

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The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) organized a 36-expert working group from 12 countries to create a set of guidelines released on March 20, 2020 for the management of critically ill adults with COVID-19. Currently, there is little direct evidence published about COVID-19 treatment, so guideline writers supplemented what is available with indirect evidence from the two previous coronavirus epidemics, MERS-CoV and SARS. They also utilized accepted supportive care measures from ICU studies on …

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Busting Assumptions about the Suprapatellar Bursa

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As a senior resident, I am continually humbled by the practical questions of junior residents that I cannot answer. While practicing ultrasound-guided knee aspiration last week, a resident asked for clarification about a conversation she had had with an Orthopedic surgeon about the suprapatellar bursa. A patient was seen in the Emergency Department with a red, hot, swollen knee, so the usual “rule-out septic joint” workup was initiated. Whether by difficult landmarking or …

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CRACKCast E211 – Sore Throat

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This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 020, Sore Throat (9th Ed.). Sore throat is an extremely common ED presentation, that while can feel dry, is important to have a solid approach to due to uncommon, but severe infectious and airway sequelae. Shownotes – PDF Here Rosen’s in Perspective We can hear all of the sighs being bellowed out by all of our listeners in podcast-land. But, this complaint is often one …