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Nov 25, 2010

It's beaten into our heads that we need to ask, document and consider cardiac risk factors in the acute chest pain patient. And we do. Diligently.

But do risk factors for chronic coronary artery disease play a role in helping to predict whether or not the emergency department patient presenting with chest pain has an...

Nov 15, 2010

Your emails about the loop abscess technique.

A new way to put in a Nasograstic Tube

Read if you dare. Bob the anal fissure.

Have a comment, rant, profanity laden manifesto? Give the ercast vocemail a call!...

Nov 5, 2010

If you are an EM:RAP listener, this is the video I talked about in the November episode on abscess managment. It goes through the steps of a new technique for draining a cutaneous abscess as described in this article.

I am a huge fan of this procedure and use it on most abscesses that I would have otherwise packed. Why...