Emergency Medicine Clinics, August 2016, Volume 34, Issue 3 – Geriatric Emergencies

Source: Emergency Medicine Clinics, August 2016, Volume 34, Issue 3 – Geriatric Emergencies, Pages e25-e37, 435-694

Rather than link each individual article separately I’ve provided a link to the table of contents for this collection on geriatric emergencies.

What underwriter wouldn’t get excited about Evaluation of Syncope in Older Adults.  This is exciting stuff!

 

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Prediction of 90-day mortality in older patients after discharge from an emergency department: a retrospective follow-up study – BMC Emergency Medicine

Source: Prediction of 90-day mortality in older patients after discharge from an emergency department: a retrospective follow-up study | BMC Emergency Medicine | Full Text

Early metabolic acidosis and coma in massive acetaminophen overdose | The Poison Review

KEY TAKE-HOME POINT: Always remember to include APAP on the differential diagnosis of high-anion-gap metabolic acidosis. A good mnemonic is A CAT MUDPILE:

  • Aspirin
  • Cyanide, carbon monoxide
  • Acetaminophen
  • Theophylline
  • Methanol, metformin
  • Uremia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (or alcoholic ketoacidosis)
  • Propylene glycol
  • Iron, INH
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Ethyelene glycol

via Early metabolic acidosis and coma in massive acetaminophen overdose | The Poison Review.

This is simply a fun blog post.