James Syme (1799–1870) was a Scottish General Surgeon. The Syme ankle amputation attributed to him was a triumph of conservative surgery in the days where more proximal amputations had much higher mortality rates.
Non-traumatic abdominal ecchymosis of the abdominal wall and flanks (Grey Turner, Cullen and Stabler); scrotum (Bryant) and upper thigh (Fox) as clues to potentially serious causes of abdominal pathology.
Rhonda Cadena discusses management of intracranial hypertension, specifically substantial practice variation.
Erich Seidel (1882 – 1948) was a German ophthalmologist. The Seidel Test (1921) is used to assess the presence of anterior chamber leakage in the cornea following trauma.
Love itself is dangerous. If you don't believe me, read on to learn about all the ways amorous acts can threaten life, limb and... other body parts.
Own the wound is a collection of videos on wound care created by Michelle Lin the guru behind Academic Life in Emergency Medicine.
A 22 year old woman with a past history of a seizure disorder presents to the ED with a 3 day history of progressive rash and fever. The rash began as macules and papules on the chest and neck and has now become blistered and eroded and involves the mouth and eyes. Her temperature is 39°C and she feels miserable
Alistair Nichol explains why the "favourability" of outcomes from brain trauma in the RESCUEicp trial are in the eye of the beholder.
An open fracture is a fracture that communicates with an overlying disruption of the skin and soft tissues. They are also called compound fractures. Open fractures are potentially limb-threatening injuries.
A 76 year-old man presents with a florid spreading violaceous rash over most of his body - Palpable Purpura - What is your differential diagnosis?
What are the definitions used to define "Critical Bleeding" and "Massive Transfusion"?
A pressure ulcer is localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear