Archive for November 2017

Decontamination following deliberate mass-casualty exposures

November 29, 2017, 6:00 pm



Decontamination. Houston M, Hendrickson RG. Crit Care Clin 2005:21:653-672.


Looking to finish some Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) tests before the end of the year so I can re-certify in emergency medicine, I discovered that the subspecialty Medical Toxicology reading list modules can be used to comply with these requirements. At this time there are 3 active toxicology …

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Are ibuprofen plus acetaminophen as good as opioids in treating acute extremity pain

November 22, 2017, 3:19 pm


Effect of a Single Dose of Oral Opioid and Nonopioid Analgesics on Acute Extremity Pain in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Chang AK et al. JAMA 2017;318:1661-1667.


As Dr. Demetrios Kyriacou points out in a must-read editorial accompanying this paper, a growing body of evidence clearly indicates that even short-term opioid use for painful injuries or procedures …

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