Varicella in Pregnancy

Varicella in Pregnancy

Varicella-zoster virus Varicella (chickenpox) is a highly contagious disease caused by primary infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV)2 and may cause maternal mortality or serious morbidity > Reactivation of latent infection, usually many years after the primary infection, may result in […]

Pain Pearls – Nitrous Oxide

Pain Pearls – Nitrous Oxide

As part of our EM training at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center we are lucky to receive additional training in alternative methods of analgesic delivery in the ED. Some of these alternatives include ultrasound guided regional nerve blocks, ¬†nonnarcotic infusions and injections, nitrous oxide, and the list goes on. Today’s post is a review of our Nitrous program developed by Dr. Alexis LaPietra.

Euglycemic DKA

Euglycemic DKA

Hi all. I wanted to bring to your attention a great case. The case was a young woman with relative euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis. This diagnosis used to be quite rare and associated with pregnancy or very poor PO intake. However, with the use of SGLT2 inhibitors (which this young woman was taking) the incidence is increasing. The diagnosis highlights some very important factors about the treatment of DKA.

ACEP Now Review on LVADs

ACEP Now Review on LVADs

Check out this excellent review on managing patients with LVADs from this month’s ACEP Now¬†publication which was written by our own Dr. Yenisleidy Paez Perez, DO PGY-3 and one of our newly graduated residents, Dr. Terrance McGovern, DO.

Breaking Bad News

Breaking Bad News

One of the hardest roles of the emergency physician is giving bad news to a patient or their family members. We review the challenges of this difficult task and introduce a method that can be used to effectively communicate to our patients and/or their families.