Week in Review: Dec 4th - 9th

Monday: Back to Basics - Mandible Fracture

Always assume bilateral fracture

Consider if it is open, if open treat with antibiotics

Closed fracture = d/c home with close follow up

Advanced Practice - Beyond the Corneal Abrasion

Look for evidence of corneal ulcer, remove offending agent.

Treat with broad spectrum antibiotics

Optho Consult

Wednesday - What's the Diagnosis?

Thursday: #emconf - Scalpel vs Antibiotics for Appendicitis

  • Acute, non-perforated appendicitis can be treated successfully with antibiotics.  
  • However, there is a risk of recurrence in cases and this risk should be weighed with the risk of complications after appendectomy
  • Antibiotic treatment appears to be a safe first-line alternative therapy in unselected patients with acute appendicitis

Saturday: Board Review - ANUG

ANUG, IV antibiotics, PO antibiotics? What to do?