Drug Rash in the ED
Patient claims pruritic full-body rash is from a course of vancomycin. Is he correct? Could it be something else?
Opioid Calculator by FPM ANZCA: App Review
Opioid prescribing is rarely straightforward. The well respected Opioid Calculator from colleagues "down under" has simplification and safety built in.
AHA: Study Finds Celebrex Safe for Heart
Results of the PRECISION study are embraced by some and soundly criticized by others. What would you tell your osteoarthritis patients?
Diagnosis of Subclinical AF
Implantable cardiac monitoring devices now detect "silent" AF. But now that we "hear" it, what should we do?
Bulge Behind the Knee
No labs, no biopsies, no imaging -- only your seasoned clinical judgement is required to make a diagnosis in this case.
Statins and Dabigatran: Possible Interaction?
A signal for increased risk of hemorrhage when the NOAC is coadministered with 2 statins comes as a surprise to some.
Young Urban Asthma Patients Exhibit Unique Features
Severe asthma symptoms but low allergy and inflammation levels may mean poor response to guideline-based therapy.
Teens with Asthma More Likely to Smoke Cigarettes
Study: Among adolescents age 13-19 years, those with asthma were twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts. Solutions?
The Top 5 Causes of Death
CDC: Some preventable causes of death have declined, but these accounted for almost two-thirds of deaths from all causes.
An elderly obese female presents with abdominal bruising following a motor vehicle accident. Can you ID the cause?
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