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M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog Videos

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Created:   1/30/2013
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Larry Mellick, MD, presents important clinical pearls in short videos.

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Cockroach Emergency

Emergency Medicine News

Cockroaches love to hide in warm, dark places, and living proof is the number of patients presenting with cockroaches in their external ear canals. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and watch these videos to learn more about removing these cringe-inducing creatures.

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Cockroach Emergency

Emergency Medicine News

Cockroaches love to hide in warm, dark places, and living proof is the number of patients presenting with cockroaches in their external ear canals. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and watch these videos to learn more about removing these cringe-inducing creatures.

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A Novel Way to Select a Laryngoscope Blade Length

Emergency Medicine News

Dr. Mellick shares a simple trick for always getting the right laryngoscope blade length.

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Please Poke My Paronychia!

Emergency Medicine News

For a fantastic instructive 1:24-minute video on treating paronychia, just watch Dr. Larry Mellick, a professor of emergency medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, at work.

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Chest Tubes Deserve an Unnecessary Roughness Penalty

Emergency Medicine News

Chest tube placement borders on the barbaric, says Dr. Mellick. The use of large-bore chest drainage devices is not supported by most guidelines, and he explains in this month’s EduBlog that needle aspiration is just as effective, with a small-bore chest drain working if needle aspiration fails.

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Trigger Point Therapy in the Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine News

Patients with myofascial pain conditions or trigger point pain commonly present to the ED therapeutic relief. Dr. Larry Mellick presents hard-hitting therapeutic interventions that rapidly and effectively relieve trigger points and their associated symptoms.

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Laboratory Abnormalities and Pyloric Stenosis

Emergency Medicine News

Pyloric stenosis can occur in adults and children, with almost the same symptoms. Read this blog post and watch a video by Dr. Larry Mellick to recognize the signs when a patient presents in your ED.

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All You Ever Wanted to Know about Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis But Were Afraid to Ask

Emergency Medicine News

Group A Streptococcal infections of the pharynx are definitely on the rise at this time of year. Despite a recent trend to downplay this much-debated condition, timely treatment is still recommended, says Dr. Larry Mellick, to prevent acute rheumatic fever and suppurative complications such as peritonsillar abscesses, cervical lymphadenitis, and mastoiditis.

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Altered Mental Status and Intussusception - Video 2

Emergency Medicine News

Intussusception sometimes does not present with classic symptoms, and the only clue might be a comatose-appearing infant. Dr. Larry Mellick says this presentation has the potential to trip up even the most astute clinician.

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Altered Mental Status and Intussusception - Video 1

Emergency Medicine News

Intussusception sometimes does not present with classic symptoms, and the only clue might be a comatose-appearing infant. Dr. Larry Mellick says this presentation has the potential to trip up even the most astute clinician.

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Emergency Medicine News

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome isn’t life- or limb-threatening, but it remains diagnostically elusive for many EPs. Dr. Larry Mellick says the next time you see a patient with severe cyclic nausea and vomiting that is relieved by hot showers, ask about marijuana use.

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Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine

Emergency Medicine News

Treating anaphylaxis can confusing and complex. Dr. Mellick reviews how to recognize and manage these patients.

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Lessons Learned from a Medical Mission

Emergency Medicine News

Dr. Mellick shares wisdom learned on his mission to the Dominican Republic, like a shotgun approach to STDs and using ultrasound when no other imaging is available.

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Maximizing Success with Infant Spinal Taps

Emergency Medicine News

You’ll have much better success with infant spinal taps if you follow these three easy steps, says Dr. Mellick.

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The Controversy over Video Laryngoscope and Direct Laryngoscopy

Emergency Medicine News

New laryngoscopy technology brings with it new problems. Instead of worrying about dead blade handle batteries or burned out light bulbs, EPs have to cope with broken cables, malfunctioning screens, damaged light sources, and missing pieces, says Dr. Mellick. Direct laryngoscopy, therefore, will never disappear from his training program.

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The Controversy over Video Laryngoscope and Direct Laryngoscopy

Emergency Medicine News

New laryngoscopy technology brings with it new problems. Instead of worrying about dead blade handle batteries or burned out light bulbs, EPs have to cope with broken cables, malfunctioning screens, damaged light sources, and missing pieces, says Dr. Mellick. Direct laryngoscopy, therefore, will never disappear from his training program.

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Testicular Torsion Tripwires

Emergency Medicine News

A tripwire is a wire stretched near ground level that activates a booby trap, and some chief complaints come with their own built-in tripwires. Without a doubt, acute scrotal pain is one of those, and torsion of the testicle is one cause of acute scrotal pain that emergency physicians cannot afford to miss.

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Pediatric Nasal Foreign Bodies

Emergency Medicine News

Many pediatric patients with nasal foreign bodies present to the emergency department for chief complaints unrelated to the nose. Once the diagnosis is made, however, a variety of techniques can resolve the problem in the ED, but be sure you know when need an ENT consult.

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Pediatric Nasal Foreign Bodies

Emergency Medicine News

Many pediatric patients with nasal foreign bodies present to the emergency department for chief complaints unrelated to the nose. Once the diagnosis is made, however, a variety of techniques can resolve the problem in the ED, but be sure you know when need an ENT consult.

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The Zipper-Release Myth

Emergency Medicine News

Dr. Mellick’s suspicions smoldered for years; he even thought the problem resided with his technique. But one patient made him realize that the textbooks were just wrong: Wire cutters were not going to release a zipper from penile skin.

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