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Ebola

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This Daily Doodle is a collage of the pathogenesis and clinical presentation of Ebola Virus Disease. As described on the Government of Canada Ebola Website Page [1]: “Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe disease that causes hemorrhagic fever in Read more ›

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Boxer’s Fracture

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This Daily Doodle illustrates a Boxer’s Fracture, a fracture across the distal neck of the fifth metacarpal bone. Boxer’s fractures account for ~10% of all hand fractures. Mechanism of injury: “Direct trauma to a clenched fist, such as punching a Read more ›

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DDx of Chest Pain

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This Daily Doodle represents the differential diagnosis of “chest” pain/discomfort which is quite an extensive list of both cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. In the ER, the initial approach to chest pain is to rule out potentially life-threatening causes, the big Read more ›

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Appendicitis

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The appendix is a blind ended tube like structure connected to the cecum near the ileocecal valve. The most common location of the appendix is approximated by McBurney’s point, a point over the lower right quadrant of the abdomen located Read more ›

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Hyperkalemia

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The normal concentration of serum potassium is 3.5 – 5.0 mEq/L. When potassium levels climb above the normal limits (>5.0 mEq / L), it is termed Hyperkalemia. This Daily Doodle captures some of the causes of Hyperkalemia which can be Read more ›

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Tooth Ache

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In order to remember all the different medications in my ER rotation, Blake and I started to create one liner jingles. This is one of my favorites – “If your tooth abscess is a killin’, use amoxicillin!” Amoxicillin is a Read more ›

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Biliary Disease

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This Daily Doodle represents the academic half day lecture on Biliary Disease. The gallbladder, which is surprisingly green, collects and stores bile produced by the liver. Bile is used to emulsify fat and aids in the digestion of lipids in Read more ›

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Types of Shock

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Shock = inadequate organ and tissue perfusion with oxygenated blood. This doodle captures the four main categories of shock: 1. Hypovolemic Shock: – Hemorrhage – Severe burns – Dehydration 2. Cardiogenic Shock – MI – CHF 3. Obstructive Shock - Read more ›

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Septic 7

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Septic 7 This Daily Doodle captures the 7 signs of septic shock 1. Sepsis (+ blood culture) 2. WBC – elevated >12000 cells or < 4000 cells 3. Hypotension 4. Tachycardia – fast beating heart 5. Tachypnea – lots of Read more ›

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