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  • Let pain be your guide

    As a resident, I am constantly learning.  And, I think, so are most of the attendings that help guide me.  Every so often there comes a case that is as startling as a splash of cold water.  The dangerous disease lurking behind the benign presentat...

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  • What's Your ER Experience?

    My name is Anil Menon, and I am a first year resident in the Stanford-Kaiser emergency medicine program; however, this winter I found myself playing the role of the patient, which was less than stellar but eye opening at the same time. This experi...

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  • Saving Lives

    I knew it was going to be a long night. It had to be. The blood still poured from his ear. I had been working nights in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and our new trauma patient had just come to the floor. As I sat with Patrick watching ...

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  • Haiti Update: After the Aftershock

    Editor's Note: Healthline blogger and Stanford University emergency medicine instructor Dr. Anil Menon is in Haiti to help with the global effort to provide medical care in the wake of the January 12 earthquake. Because communication outlets are l...

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  • Emergency Medicine - All About the "ABCs"

    There is a universal truth in Emergency Medicine when taking care of critically ill or injured patients, and that is, “always remember the ABCs”. (My first grade teacher, Mrs. Goldstein, would be very proud!) In Emergency Medicine, however, the ...

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  • Coming Soon: the Trauma Center 1.2

    We'll be hosting the next issue of the Trauma Center here next Tuesday, November 20th. The Trauma Center is a new blog carnival covering all aspects of emergency medicine. To be included, please send an email to lshevchik at healthline dot com by ...

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  • A Silent Winter Killer

    We’re having a bit of a cold snap here in northern California right now, and I have a string of shifts in the ER coming up over the next several days. So, I have “raised my antennae” for that common, silent killer of the season – carbon monoxide....

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  • Taming The Jealous Mistress

    “Medicine can be like a jealous mistress if you are not careful Sean….” These words were spoken to me 10 years ago by a much older, and at the time, possibly wiser Orthopedic Surgeon. The man was in the waning days of his career, and at 65 years ...

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  • Should I stop?

    Suddenly, traffic slows to a crawl just when you're late for an appointment. And then you see why -- up ahead there's a mangled mess of metal and plastic that used to be two automobiles. People are obviously hurt, and as you look around, you are h...

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  • Another Late Night

    In the days following my last post I have worked successive night shifts. I even voluntarily switched into someone's night shift to keep my string together. Today is my first day off so I went to a party with my sister, a party that ended long a...

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