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Bacteria involved in Bite Wounds
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Sketchy Medicine
Bacterial conjunctivitis in children
Posted by dkwinter
Available as drops better tolerated in children as it doesn't obscure vision:Tobramycin ophthalmic 0.3% instill 1-2 drops q4h for 7 days 
Basic ER Order Sets
Posted by dkwinter
 24 real-world order sets covering most initial ED workups. CBCLytesUreaCreat./eGFRGlcLFTsAmyU/a
Bell's palsy treatment
Posted by dkwinter
Prednisone 60-80 mg PO daily x 7/7+/-Valacyclovir 1000 mg PO TID x 7/7Only if severe facial palsy at presentation 
Bell's Palsy: Treatment
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
Benzodiazepine Equivalency Table
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Medscape  
Best BMI chart
Posted by dkwinter
Bilirubin concentration conversion calculator for conventional and SI units
Posted by dkwinter
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Biostatistics
Posted by dkwinter
Types of observational studies Case-Control Retrospective Subjects with disease of interest are compared to an otherwise similar group that is disease free
Blood Alcohol Concentration Elimination Calculator
Posted by dkwinter
Usual rate of serum ethanol EtOH level decline/metabolism/elimination once intake has stopped:0.015-0.020 g/dL/h0.15-0.2 g/L/h3.0-4.3 mmol/L/h        use 3.0 mmol/L/hour in estimations/calculationsLegal limi
Blood pressure estimation by pulse location
Posted by dkwinter
Pulse that is palpableEstimated blood pressure mmHgRadial>80Femoral70-80Carotid60-70  Note: a study in 2000 showed that while the overall trend above
Blunt Cardiac Injury BCI
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
Blunt Intra-Abdominal Injury: Likelihood Ratios
Posted by dkwinter
Source: http://www.aliem.com/paucis-verbis-blunt-abdominal-injury-likelihood-ratios/
Body Mass Index BMI calculator
Posted by dkwinter
\$jsmodules/bmi_calculator.html/  BMI Interpretation in AdultsBMIWeight StatusBelow 18.5Underweight18.5 - 24.9Normal or Healthy Weight25.0 - 29.9Overweight
Boerhaave's syndrome (spontaneous esophageal rupture)
Posted by dkwinter
Classic presentation Acute, severe chest or epigastric pain after an episode of retching Fever Dyspnea PE Tachycardia Tachypnea S
Bone endocrine diseases
Posted by dkwinter
Osteomalacia     Caused by Vitamin D deficiencyPrimary hyperparathyroidismHypoparathyroidismPaget's disease of the boneOsteoporosis
Bone mineral density tx
Posted by dkwinter
Do not repeat DEXA more than every 1-2 years. CalciumCommon supplementation dose: 1000-1200 mg/dCalcium carbonate can be dispensed in 500 mg and 600 mg increments.If not taking a PPI:Calcium carbonate
Bradycardia and heart block normal workup
Posted by dkwinter
Initial investigationsEKGPT/PTTCBCRenalLytesMg2+Ca2+AlbuminTSHDigoxin level if appropriateCXR Initial managementPacing padsOxygen if tachypneic, hypoxic, or a history/risk factors of isch
Breast Abscess treatment
Posted by dkwinter
See the article at Everyday EBM for references. Of note:20-25% of cultures of abscess fluid in two studies grew anaerobic bacteria.3.7-58% of cultures grew MRSA. In addition to I&D, consider these an
Breast cancer screening guidelines NL
Posted by dkwinter
Screening mammograms are indicated for all females aged 50-74 every 2 yearsScreen annually in females with risk factors:abnormal biopsies in the pastfamily history of breast or ovarian cancerhigh mammographic breast densityce
Bridging warfarin perioperative anticoagulation
Posted by dkwinter
Bristol Stool Chart
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Brugada Syndrome
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
Burn body surface area estimate by drawing tool
Posted by dkwinter
Use spray-can tool to "paint" affected body areas. N.b. scroll down for posterior aspect.http://app.merseyburns.com/  Related:Parkland formula for fluid replacement: https://www.mdcalc.com/parkland-formula-burns
Burn Wounds
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine