Another busy week on the 'Tubes.
Let's start with a great look at where EM is, where we came from, and how little has changed (and why this is probably a good thing). Javier Benitez (Twitter, and now blogging at Academic Life in EM) gives us a 2 part (Part 1, Part 2) look back at Peter Rosen's seminal "The Biology of Emergency Medicine" from 1979! The original paper can be downloaded here.
Next a few for the learners:
If you don't already use these, you should - JAMA's Rational Clinical Exam Series. This week, Does This Adult Patient With Suspected Bacteremia Require Blood Cultures?
The British Journal of Sports Medicine (twitter) has a YouTube Channel filled with great Clinical Exam videos.
Now for the 'Well that's Interesting" moment of the day - it works here, and apparently elsewhere too: the Vancouver Chest Pain Rule in Tehran.
This is a hopeful story from the US DEA (how often do you hear that?) Nationwide Synthetic Drug Takedown - 19 million packets of synthetic drugs seized and $36 million in cash. Hopefully we get to reap the benefits of that...
After that, a bit of an antidote (literally) - Lipid emulsion therapy for poisonings: a review
Finally a bit of food for thought on Shellfish Safety - this news release about Shellfish Toxins led me to this BCCDC Advisory. From there we get an overview of DSP (a new entity), not to be confused with PSP (old, but still terrifying).
That's it for this week. Enjoy the weekend!