Quick Pimps: GI BleedingPosted: October 29, 2013 Filed under: Critical Care, Gastrointestinal, Quick Pimps Leave a comment
This is a common topic to be pimped on in Emergency Medicine. This pathology is not uncommon, can manifest with varying signs and symptoms and is associated with a high mortality. This topic is extremely important to understand, not only because of its occurrence rate and related mortality, but because the actions taken immediately in the Emergency Department can have a significant impact on patient course and outcome.
This topic is full of clinical pearls, interesting pharmacology, practical decision tools and my favorite…pseudoaxioms!
Quick Pimps: Acute GI Bleeding PDF Preview
Disclaimer: this cartoon is meant to say NG tubes are safe. Their efficacy is up for debate.
Mutiple Endocrine Neoplasias (MEN syndromes)Posted: June 23, 2013 Filed under: Endocrine, Quick Pimps 4 Comments
“Oh, this is definitely MEN syndrome….but which one?”
No matter how many times I have memorized these syndromes I feel like the information is gone after a week. I looked around for helpful study tips but since most use a combination of “this many Ps and that many Ms”…yet everything is a P or M, I was lost.
I made this diagram because I am a visual learner and it only seemed right to point out that there are only a few differences. I hope this helps for boards. This seems to show up on every USMLE and COMLEX.
Quick Pimps: Approach to Rheumatic PatientPosted: June 8, 2013 Filed under: Quick Pimps, Rheumatology Leave a comment
Here is a quick overview of many rheumatologic pathologies. My goal was to create a quick visual aid to assist in differential diagnosis and managing the dreaded rheumatology board question. I plan on editing and adding to the form so I welcome any comments.
Quick Pimps: Criteria and Rules Quick Reference SheetPosted: March 27, 2013 Filed under: Internal Medicine, Quick Pimps 2 Comments
I am working on a few podcasts but in the meantime I thought I’d share a new sheet that is helping me during my Internal Medicine rotation. It is a work in progress so let me know about any corrections or additions you can think of.
Quick Pimps: Causes of Postoperative FeverPosted: October 29, 2012 Filed under: Podcast, Quick Pimps, Surgery 2 Comments
Postoperative fever is an extremely common finding and therefore an extremely common topic for med students to be pimped on. Fever is found in as many as 91% of post-op patients. It is most often benign and self-limited and a normal physiologic response to the trauma of surgery. However it can be due to a variety of causes, some benign and some life threatening.
- Ws mnemonic
- POD 1-2: Wind– Pneumonia, Aspiration, PE (NOT ATELECTASIS…listen to podcast for more details)
- POD 3-5: Water– UTI
- POD ~5: Walking– DVT, PE
- POD ~7: Wound– Surgical Site Infection
- POD >7: What we did– Line infections of drug/blood product reactions at any time
- POD >10: Wonder Where?- Deep Abcess
Causes of Postoperative Fever Podcast
Evaluating postoperative fever: A focused approach. By James C. Pile MD
Quick Pimps: Treatment of HyperkalemiaPosted: August 20, 2012 Filed under: Quick Pimps 1 Comment
Quick Pimps is a new series where I will quickly discuss topics that medical students are commonly “pimped” on. This first episode I will discuss the treatment of hyperkalemia. I will rapidly go through an overview of the treatment and then go more extensively in to details on the different treatment modalities.
Treatment of Hyperkalemia Podcast
Treatment of Hyperkalemia Powerpoint