Category Archives: Misc

Pseudoaxiom – epinephrine in the digits

By Will Fleischman, MD Please refer to SMARTEM Axiom – noun – A statement or proposition that is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true. Pseudoaxiom – A false axiom passed down as anecdote, tradition, or simple repetition from … Continue reading

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Transfusion Strategies in Acute Upper GI Bleed by Villanueva, et al.

Summarized By Kei Ko, MD Refer to NEJM January 3, 2013 Background Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing restrictive vs. liberal transfusion strategy. This study was performed since the authors stated no previous studies looked specifically at GI bleeds and transfusion … Continue reading

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NEJM: Care of an Adult Patient after Sexual Assault

By Natasha Desai, MD http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMcp1102869 Clinical Problem Background Sexual Assault- Broad term ranging from rage, unwanted genital touching, to being forced to view pornography Rape- Any penetration of body orifice by force, threat of force, or incapacity Lifetime Prevalence: Women … Continue reading

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Step 3 and NYS licensing

By Natasha Desai, MD and a little help from our IM colleagues. Signing up for Step 3: Application Website: http://www.fsmb.org/usmle_applonline.html You can either apply online or submit a paper application. The sign up process takes about 2-3wks After you apply for Step … Continue reading

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