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How to study in Medical School

by carlooller@me.com
https://youtu.be/UWOXOs5ZVp8 In response to an user's comment, I decided to make this video about 'How to study in Medical School'. I am NO expert…my opinions expressed in this video are just that, opinions. And what worked for me, might not work for you. So I encourage you to learn as much as possible about the subject. I found these 2 books (How to study in medical school 2nd edition,and SUCCESS IN MEDICAL SCHOOL) when I searched on AMAZON.com for content related to this. I am sure that the level of detail, and thoroughness of the content is better than anything [...]
Dislocated Fingers

Dislocated Finger

by carlooller@me.com
  https://youtu.be/xB0p0m8Iars Dislocation of a joint occurs when traumatic forces cause complete loss of continuity between the joint’s two articulating surfaces. Subluxation, on the other hand, occurs when the loss of continuity between the joints is only partial. A dislocation may or may not involve a fracture. Dislocations of the finger joints involve either an interphalangeal (IP) joint or a metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint. Indications Reduction of a finger dislocation is indicated if the joint space is partially or completely disrupted, with or without an open wound. Contraindications In the presence of the following conditions, early consultation with a hand surgeon [...]
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What is the most commonly missed fracture?

by carlooller@me.com
Lets look at this foot x-ray carefully. The patient showed up to the ER because of pain and tenderness to touch in the mid foot. You look at the x-ray quickly and find  a fracture of the 3rd toe (second picture with the red markings). So you have your diagnosis and you are done...right? Not really. Always examine the whole x-ray and look for a second or even third fracture. Now look at the 3rd picture and you will see a yellow and green marks. This patient did not just had one toe fracture but THREE!
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My newest PROMO video

by carlooller@me.com
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Hypertonic Saline in TBI (traumatic brain injury) patients

by carlooller@me.com
   Hypertonic saline (3%) has been used in the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with brain edema with the goal of pulling fluid from the brain into the intravascular space. Recently a systemic review of RTCs (randomized control trials) was done to see if this was efficacious. Bottom Line: there was no proven benefit of hypertonic saline in the patient's mortality, but there was neither harm. So it is just one expensive bag of salt!!!

Hello world!

by carlooller@me.com
This is your first post using wordpress.org.  8/19/2016 This is my first attempt at trying to constantly improve my website and deliver to you quality content related to emergency medicine and my own life as an ER physician.