Testicular Pain Start Pack

It’s the beginning of a new academic year – and whether or not you are entering the ED for the first time, or returning after a hiatus it’s a good time to catch up on the basics. That’s what these “Starter Packs” are about. I have collated a number of different posts to give you an idea of what I’ve shared over the past few years on a number of common conditions. Though this one only applies to 50% of the population you will not doubt agree that acute testicular pain is a common ED problem worthy of prompt evaluation.

Positively Painful Private Parts I: History and Physical

Positively Painful Private Parts II: Testicular Torsion

Positively Painful Private Parts III: Torsion of the appendix testis and appendix epididymis

Positively Painful Private Parts IV: Epididymitis

Briefs: It’s a Private Matter Summer Penile Syndrome

Anaphylaxis Starter Pack

It’s the beginning of a new academic year – and whether or not you are entering the ED for the first time, or returning after a hiatus it’s a good time to catch up on the basics. That’s what these “Starter Packs” are about. I have collated a number of different posts to give you an idea of what I’ve shared over the past few years on a number of common conditions. How about anaphylaxis?

Why we do what we do: Epinephrine in anaphylaxis

Frequencies of the various signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis

Biphasic anaphylaxis

Intussusception Starter Pack

It’s the beginning of a new academic year – and whether or not you are entering the ED for the first time, or returning after a hiatus it’s a good time to catch up on the basics. That’s what these “Starter Packs” are about. I have collated a number of different posts to give you an idea of what I’ve shared over the past few years on a number of common conditions. Let’s take a look at intussusception.

Intussusception Part 1: The basics

Intussusception Part 2: Ultrasound-ing good

Intussusception Part 3: Air it out

Intussusception Part 4: Stuck in the middle with you (small bowel-small bowel)

Briefs: Thoughts about abdominal X-Rays in intussusception

Appendicitis Starter Pack

It’s the beginning of a new academic year – and whether or not you are entering the ED for the first time, or returning after a hiatus it’s a good time to catch up on the basics. That’s what these “Starter Packs” are about. I have collated a number of different posts to give you an idea of what I’ve shared over the past few years on a number of common conditions. This time the focus is on appendicitis.

Why we do what we do: Ultrasound for appendicitis

How useful is the pediatric appendicitis score in adolescent females?

Quick hits: Here’s why the appendix is more likely to be perforated upon presentation in younger kids

Equivocal ultrasound for appy? Consider MRI instead of CT

Briefs: Mesenteric Lymphadenitis – A cause of pain or an excuse?

Gastroenteritis Starter Pack

It’s the beginning of a new academic year – and whether or not you are entering the ED for the first time, or returning after a hiatus it’s a good time to catch up on the basics. That’s what these “Starter Packs” are about. I have collated a number of different posts to give you an idea of what I’ve shared over the past few years on a number of common conditions. This one focuses on acute gastroenteritis.

Assessing the degree of dehydration on physical exam

My approach to the management of dehydration in the ED

Why we do what we do: Ondansetron for acute gastroenteritis associated vomiting

Are we giving too much ondansetron?

Briefs: Baby come back? (Ondansetron and risk of return Emergency Department visits)