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Smart Pacifier Monitors Electrolyte Levels

by Conn Hastings
May 26, 2022
At Washington State University a team developed a smart pacifier that can provide continuous monitoring of electrolyte levels in saliva. The measur...
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New Antimicrobial Surface for Implantable Devices

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles have created a zwitterion polymer coating for in-dwelling medical devices, such as urinary ...
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Monkeypox…The Basics

Background: Monkeypox is a poxviridae virus closely related to smallpox (variola).  It was first described in humans in 1970 and has since become e...
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Ep 169 Cardiac Arrest Controversies – Chest Compressions, Dual Defibrillation, Medications and Airway

In this first part of our 2-part series on Cardiac Arrest Controversies Rob Simard, Bourke Tillman, Sara Gray and Scott Weingart discuss with Anton...
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ECG Cases 31 Is a 15 lead ECG better than 12? Diagnosing Posterior MI and RVMI

Is 15 lead ECG better than 12 lead for diagnosing posterior MI or right ventricular infarction? When do you need a 15 lead ECG? Jesse McLaren guide...
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SplintER Series: Point Tender

  A 42-year-old female presents to the emergency department with complaints of worsening finger pain. She reports the pain started 2 days ago with...
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Glucose Fuel Cell to Power Medical Implants

Scientists at MIT created a glucose fuel cell that is small and powerful enough to conceivably power medical implants using the sugar present in ou...
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Smart Stent Monitors Hemodynamics

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a smart stent that can monitor hemodynamic parameters. The wireless and battery-f...
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REBEL Core Cast 81.0 – Priapism

Take Home Points Priapism is compartment syndrome of the penis. Ischemia and infarction can occur with prolonged priapism and rapid treatment and ...
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Embedding Fonts into Your PowerPoint on Macs

It’s no secret or surprise that I love presentation design.  I love to nerd out on it like I do dissecting recent clinical literature.  What is sur...
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Virtual Clinical Trials: Interview with Ivan Jarry, CEO at ObvioHealth

Decentralized and virtual clinical trials are gaining prominence, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic which made it difficult for trial partic...
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Wearable Uses Microneedles to Track Metabolism

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego created a wearable device that uses a disposable microneedle patch to continuously ...
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REBEL Cast Ep109: The RePHILL Trial

Background: Currently, trauma resuscitation focuses on immediate hemorrhage control, resuscitation with blood products (i.e. PRBCs, plasma) and ear...
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Intermittent Fasting and PLEASE Don’t Just Read the Abstract

Background: There are many lifestyle modification strategies available as a way to aid in weight management.  Two in particular include calorie res...
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Race Multiplier in the eGFR Equation: What’s the impact for African-Americans?

Kidneys icon – vector web illustration, easy paste to any background Background: Race is a sociological construct that affects how clinicians deliv...
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Advanced Multi-Organ Chip for Personalized Medicine

Researchers at Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science developed an advanced organ-on-a-chip system that incorporates heart, ...
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EM Match Advice 37: EM Program Directors Reflect on the 2022 Match

In this 37th episode of EM Match Advice, we discuss the results of the 2021-22 EM Residency Match with lots of shocking numbers and surprises to re...
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EM Match Advice 37: EM Program Directors Reflect on the 2022 Match

In this 37th episode of EM Match Advice, we discuss the results of the 2021-22 EM Residency Match with lots of shocking numbers and surprises to re...
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EM Quick Hits 38 ACS in Older Patients, Rural Neonatal Resuscitation, Hemophilia, Hiccups, ECG Computer Interpretation

On this month's EM Quick Hits: Christina Shenvi on ACS in older people, Nour Khatib on rural NRP, Jess McLaren on how not to get fooled by ECG comp...
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SplintER Series: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  A 17-year-old male basketball player presents with right lateral thigh pain for the past 3 weeks. He had a collision with another player 5 weeks...
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Soft Robotic Sleeve for Lymphedema Treatment

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada created a soft robotic sleeve to treat lymphedema. Lymphedema involves fluid accumulation in ti...
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Helping Digital Health Companies Win Regulatory Approvals: Interview with Ruby Gadelrab, CEO of MDisrupt

Digital Health companies often face a struggle knowing where to begin on the road to regulatory approval. Issues such as conducting clinical valida...
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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearl | Substance-Induced Crystalluria: All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Which of the substances below causes crystalluria with hexagonal crystals that shimmer on macroscopic urine examination? Acyclovir Ethylene glyc...
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Ukraine: Podcast Episode 101

Dennis had the honor of interviewing Dr. John Quinn who’s on the ground working Role 1 medical operations for an NGO somewhere in Ukraine. The less...
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Wearable Sweat Sensor Warns of Impending Cytokine Storm

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas, in collaboration with a company called EnLiSense, developed a wearable electrochemical sweat sens...
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Smartphone App to Diagnose Neurological Disorders

A team at the University of California San Diego has developed a smartphone app that can precisely measure changes in pupil size as a potential met...
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RESCUE-Japan LIMIT Trial

Background: The publication of the MR CLEAN trial in January 2015 changed the face of ischemic stroke care. This was the first study demonstrating ...
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REBEL Core Cast 80.0 – Compartment Syndrome

Take Home Points Compartment syndrome is a life and limb threatening emergency that requires early recognition, prompt diagnosis and immediate man...
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Need your help: A master list of free EM and Critical Care blog and podcast sites

Calling all who read or listen to emergency medicine/critical care (EM/CC) blogs or podcasts. In 2014, we helped to publish the master inventory of...
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Cryoablation for Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: Interview with Ric Cote, CEO of Channel Medsystems

Channel Medsystems, a medtech company based in California, created the Cerene cryotherapy device for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. Hea...
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Podcast Episode 100 and SOMSA-22

In the 100th Episode of the Prolonged Field Care Podcast Dennis sits down with Jamie, Sean and Paul to talk about the last 100 episodes and how pro...
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Using the Word “Quiet“ in the ED

Background: For those who believe in superstition, the superstitious belief that saying the word “quiet” while working in the ED will result in a c...
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PEM POCUS Series: Confirmation of Endotracheal Tube Placement

Read this tutorial on the use of point of care ultrasonography (POCUS) for confirmation of endotracheal tube (ETT) placement in pediatric patients....
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Perinatal Mental Health Support for Parents of Color: Interview with Lauren Elliott, Founder of Candlelit Therapy

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are very common, and can cause significant suffering and distress for many new parents. Black women and women ...
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Wireless Implant for Anti-Cancer Photodynamic Therapy

Researchers at Texas A&M University created a wireless device that aims to illuminate and destroy residual tumor cells left after cancer resect...
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Heart Chamber on a Chip

Researchers at Boston University engineered a heart chamber on a chip that can beat by itself. The technology relies on cardiomyocytes generated fr...
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Leg Sleeve for Neurological Mobility Issues: Interview with Jeremiah Robison, Cionic CEO

Cionic, a medtech company based in San Francisco, created the Neural Sleeve, a wearable that is designed to enhance movement for those with mobilit...
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The 1440 Doctor: Achieving Precision Focus – 3 Ways to Strengthen Your Attention Muscle

If you're like most people, your mind wanders. You may be sitting down to finish your charts, make that presentation (or write that blog) and your ...
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Molecular Robots Swarm to Deliver Cargo

Researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan created molecular robots that can employ swarm behaviors to move and release small cargoes. The robots ...
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Electronic Eye Enables Color Vision

A team at Georgia State University have developed an “electronic eye” that can provide color vision for microrobots. While the technology should be...
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Ep 168 Financial Planning for Emergency Physicians

In this episode we discuss how to earn, spend, save and invest wisely and answer questions such as: What is time affluence and how should it guide ...
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ECG Cases 30 Beware Computer Interpretation Errors

Computer interpretation of the ECG has been called a double-edged sword: when correct, it increases physician accuracy, but when incorrect it incre...
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CollabCare and Hucu.ai Partner to Improve Communication for Older Adults and Families

Digital health solutions have helped to democratize access for underserved individuals and communities. With both increasing maturity and adoption ...
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Excitable Nanoparticles Destroy Endometriosis Lesions

Researchers at Oregon State University developed a nanoparticle system that can aid with the removal of endometrial lesions in a minimally invasive...
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Wireless Data Transfer for Implanted Devices Using Ionic Communication

Researchers at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new method for implanted devices to communicate w...
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Interpretation and Limitations of Opiate Urine Drug Tests

Background Urine drug tests are commonly sent for patients in the emergency department, however care should be taken when interpreting the results ...
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Printing Bone Constructs During Surgery

Scientists at Penn State developed a method to print a ‘bone’ construct during a surgical procedure. The technique is intended to allow surgeons to...
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Telerobotic System Uses Magnets to Perform Endovascular Procedures

Researchers at MIT have developed a telerobotic surgical system that allows a surgeon to remotely treat patients who are suffering a stroke or aneu...
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Multiplex Immunoassay for Dengue Diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Reading in the UK created a rapid multiplex immunoassay for the detection of Dengue fever. The technology, which t...
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REBEL Core Cast 79.0 – Orthostatics in Volume Loss

Bottom Line: Based on the limited available evidence, it’s unlikely orthostatic vital sign measurement can be used to determine which patients have...
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