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Think it’s just the flu? Think again

You learn early in medicine that you will never diagnose a disease that you don’t consider. We all suffer from tunnel vision, and this can result in misdiagnosis and ultimately significant morbidity for patients. Currently most of us are aware of the…

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Sailing expeditions gone wrong

Ah, sailing. The joy that can be had utilizing just the wind to move effortlessly across the water. At least, that’s what it looks like to the untrained observer. Even casual sailing requires a bit of effort, and if there’s…

DKA TCEP

The slides from my update on DKA given at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians. Yeah, I know it isn’t wilderness, but I don’t have a “regular medicine” blog. EBM Gone Wild Lectures Spider Bites…

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Texmed 2014

Slides from my presentation on Marine Injuries at the annual meeting of the Texas Medical Association. EBM Gone Wild Lectures Spider Bites that aren’t MRSA Fish Poisoning Centipedes, caterpillars and other creepy crawlies Toxmed 2014 Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) TCEP

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Fish Poisoning

He can’t fly this plane, he had the fish for dinner! Slides from my talk at the 3rd Annual Houston Venom Conference EBM Gone Wild Lectures Spider Bites that aren’t MRSA Fish Poisoning Centipedes, caterpillars and other creepy crawlies Toxmed…

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Fever in the returning traveler

The patient who returns from vacation with a fever is often a diagnostic dilemma. Unfortunately, up to 1 in 5 travelers to the developing world will get one within a few weeks of their trip. So how do you come up with a logical, evidence based diagnostic workup for a fever of unknown origin?
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Does that avalanche airbag really help?

Avalanche airbags, which were invented to prevent this “critical burial” that causes increased mortality (critical meaning impairment of airways). They do this by basically making you much larger and more buoyant by inflating a large balloon that is strapped to your back. At least, that’s the theory.