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  • Divine Intervention

    It was a humid night as a storm quietly crept along the Santa Cruz Mountains. A soft, sultry steam seemed to float along the Emergency Department floor. I remember it being hot; I think the air conditioning was broken. Beads of sweat rolled down m...

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  • Thank You Eye on DNA for Grand Rounds at the Beach

    Thank you to Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei and Eye on DNA for including Dr. Anil Menon's post "Drugs of Abuse" on Grand Rounds at the Beach.

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  • What If.....

    The Emergency Department can be a very hazardous place to work. Over the course of one year I have seen random acts of violence, and have had friends exposed to various bodily fluids. I have seen a meal tray thrown at a nurse and unruly patients t...

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  • Heroic Measures

    ED thoracotomy is as far as we ever go to save a life. In fact, it is sometimes so far away that we now have rules to to prevent us from getting lost while performing this procedure. By that I mean, we do not do it unless there is at least a rem...

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  • Plugging the Dike... Stopping that Nose Bleed

    Nose bleeds are common, especially in the cooler months of the year when we are relying on artificial heat sources to keep us warm… and dry out our mucus membranes! They’re also common in those who have a habit of “picking their nose” (common in c...

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  • Superman Sean

    I am using this title not only because I think Sean is one of my favorite and most impressive people to work with but also in an effort to instigate Sean into writing about his recent experience as a first responder to a trauma in downtown Palo Al...

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  • Stepping Back

    Since I will be contributing to this blog in the future I thought it might be useful to provide more of an introduction. I suspect my colleagues and fellow bloggers will do so shortly. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am a first year reside...

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  • 'Tis the Season - Preventing Colds and Flu

    Well, it’s that time of year again – time to begin thinking of the rapidly approaching holidays, of spending time with loved ones, and how to avoid one of the major risks that can put a damper on our celebrations – those nasty respiratory viruses ...

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  • The Trauma Center, 1.1

    Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Trauma Center, a blog carnival covering emergency medicine. I received an overwhelming number of submissions for our first time out and would like to thank everyone who sent in a submission. So without further...

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  • Drugs of Abuse

    To pick up where my last post left off, I thought I would write about a more common case than LSD. That would be alcohol intoxication. SFGH's director of Emergency Medicine, Alan Gelb, noticed a decade by decade decline in LSD presentation to th...

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The Stanford Emergency Room is the center of emergency care at Stanford University.

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