A Week in Review April 2nd - 7th

Monday: Back to Basics - Infantile Botulism

Typically less than 1 years old, 90% under 6 months

Symmetric descending flaccid paralysis

Tx: Septic work up, PICU for airway

Tuesday: Advanced Practice - NAC for non-acetaminophen Induced Liver Failure

Great review of two articles on this subject.

1. Lee WM, et al. Intravenous N-acetylcysteine improves transplant-free survival in early stage non-acetaminophen acute liver failure. Gastroenterology 2009; 137(3): 856–864.

2. Darweesh SK, et al. Effect of N-Acetylcysteine on Mortality and Liver Transplantation Rate in Non-Acetaminophen-Induced Acute Liver Failure: A Multicenter Study. Clin Drug Investig 2017; 37:473–482.

Wednesday: What's the Diagnosis?

Thursday: #emconf - Obstructive Pyelonephritis

Urologic Emergency

Broad Spect Antibiotics

Stone removal via PCN vs stent


Saturday: Board Review - Thoracic Aortic Dissection

You made the diagnosis of TAD, now what?