Delayed Endovascular Stroke Treatment - Beyond the 6-hour Window

Delayed Endovascular Stroke Treatment - Beyond the 6-hour Window

Patients with acute stroke from occluded intracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) or proximal middle cerebral artery (MCA) presenting from 6-24 hours from onset benefitted from endovascular thrombectomy when clinical deficits of stroke were greater than expected based on infarct volume on diffusion-weighted MRI or perfusion CT.

Hidden Dangers of Your Smartphone

Hidden Dangers of Your Smartphone

This article is a sobering reminder that mistakes with online activity can cost one's career.  We know the obvious blunders, but this editorial explores 3 more subtle ways our smartphones could damage our reputations.

Are We Still Prescribing Codeine for Kids?

Are We Still Prescribing Codeine for Kids?

Codeine prescriptions for children after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy substantially dropped after the FDA issued a black box warning over safety concerns.  Still, 1 in 20 children continue to inappropriately receive codeine after T&A.

Don't BURP the Baby?

Don't BURP the Baby?

External laryngeal manipulation (ELM) was associated with reduced first-pass success in critically ill children requiring emergent intubation.  But it could have simply been a marker of a more difficult airway, not the cause.

52 Articles in 52 Weeks - Landmark Article Summaries in One Place

52 Articles in 52 Weeks - Landmark Article Summaries in One Place

It was a big job for ALiEM to come up with the list of 52 landmark articles you need to know as an Emergency Physician.  But it's an even bigger job to sit down and read them.  In fact, most of us just won't be able to find the time to do it.  Because they are so important to know, I wanted to make it easier to get the gist of these articles.  So each Saturday in 2017, I briefly summarized one of these key articles.  For your convenience, here are the links and excerpts for each of the 52 in 52 article summaries in one place.  Enjoy.  And please share this with a friend.  Special thanks to Dr. Michelle Lin for allowing me to partner with ALiEM and use the combined logos.

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