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D-Dimer Test
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
Date interval calculator
Posted by dkwinter
Useful for scheduling IM injections.http://www.calculator.net/date-calculator.html
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Posted by dkwinter
See also: Benign edema of pregnancy Joint/limb pain Ddx Hx Recently started OCPs for DUB Prophylaxis Heparin Hospital & surgical p
Delayed Sequence Intubation DSI
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Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine 
Delirium
Posted by dkwinter
An organic confusional state Much faster course than dementia (which is gradual, over months to years) Defined as A global inability to relate to the environment and process sensory input NOT defined as Alterati
Dental Infections
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine 
Dental Trauma
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency MedicineSee also: Dental Videos at http://thedentalbox.com/videos.html topics include: nerve blocks, topical anesthestics, hemostasis, dressings, avulsed tooth management, carie care, dry socket c
Dermatomal and Myotomal Maps and Level testing
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency MedicineDermatomesTesting Motor Function by Level C1-C4Spontaneous breathingC5Shoulder abduction deltoidC6Wrist extension carpi radialis longu
Detailed review of effects of Marijuana Health Canada 2013
Posted by dkwinter
Source: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/med/infoprof-eng.php Click here to download the PDF
Detection, Monitoring & Referral of Chronic Kidney Disease, Akbari Algorithm
Posted by dkwinter
See also:Chronic Kidney Disease CKD Clinical Pathway 
Diabetes management in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease CKD
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Clinical DiabetesSee also:     Rx files PDF of Hypoglycemics login required     Rx files PDF of Hypoglycemics Outcomes Comparison login requiredNote:1.4 mg/dL = 123.76 umol/L1.5 m
Diabetes medications and renal function
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Diabetic gastroparesis
Posted by dkwinter
Etiology Poorly controlled diabetes Tx 1. Improved glycemic control 2. Small frequent meals 3. A dopamine antagonist (e.g. metoclopramide, domperidone) before meals  
Diagnosing Leg Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT: ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine 
Diagnostic Studies for Acute Abdominal Pain
Posted by dkwinter
Source: http://www.aliem.com/paucis-verbis-diagnostic-testing-tips-for-acute-abdominal-pain/ 
Diagnostic testing for cholecystitis
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine 
Differential diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding in children
Posted by dkwinter
 Source: Pediatrics in Review Vol.29 No.2 February 2008. Download as PDF [443 KB]  
Differential of Hypotension during general anesthesia
Posted by dkwinter
Ddx Decreased preload Decreased SVR Occurs moreso with propofol than with etomidate or fentanyl Decreased Contractility Adrenal insuffic
Differentiation and Diagnosis of Tremor
Posted by dkwinter
See also: Parkinson's Disease Source: Am Fam Physician. 2011 Mar 15836:697-702. Selected Medications and Substances That May Exacerbate TremorAmiodaroneAmphetaminesAtorvastatin LipitorBeta-adrenergic ago
Digitalis
Posted by dkwinter
A/E Arrhythmia Atrial tachycardia with AV block is the arrhythmia most specific for digitalis toxicity Digitalis can increase the ectopy in the
Digoxin
Posted by dkwinter
Inotrope Treats ONLY used to treat ATRIAL arrhythmias Used for rate control in hemodynamically stable atrial fibrillation Precipitants of toxicity Verapamil use &
Diuresis Rx (CHF, anasarca)
Posted by dkwinter
Steps, advance through levels if no response or rapidly deteriorating kidney function 1. furosemide po qd/bid at 0800, 1400 2. furosemide iv, same dose, qd/bid at 0800, 1400 3. furosemide bid, + metolazone at 0730 4. furosemide drip
Diverticulitis
Posted by dkwinter
Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticuli, which may become inflammed (diverticulitis). See also: Abdominal pain Ddx Diverticulosis Pathophysiology Inflammation of a diverticulum caused b
Diverticulitis: Outpatient Treatment
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
Does this DM leg ulcer have osteomyelitis?
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine 
Does this adult patient with suspected bacteremia require blood cultures?
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Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
Does your dyspneic patient have CHF?
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Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine 
Domestic violence screening questions
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Single question screen&ldquoAt any time, has your partner hit, kicked or otherwise hurt or threatened you?&rdquo S.A.F.E. questionnaire method&ldquoDo you feel safe in your relationship?&rdquo&ldquoHave you ever felt
Domperidone for breastfeeding by Dr. Jack Newman
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http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-DGS
Dr. Glaucomflecken's Guide to Ophthalmology Consults
Posted by dkwinter
Source: @DGlaucomflecken  Keywords:open globe trauma, angle closure glaucoma, hyphema, endophthalmitis, orbital cellulitis, painless severe vision loss, retinal detachment, visual curtain, visual field cut, flas
Driver's License Classes NL
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http://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/drivers/driversandvehicles/driverlicensing/classes.html
Droperidol
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An antiemetic Mechanism Antagonizes dopaminergic receptors in the vomiting center (central chemoreceptor zone) A/E Torticollis or other dystonias
Dysphagia
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TOR-BSST the Toronto Bedside Swallowing Screening Test     Used to evaluate dysphagia in stroke patients     Download pdf
Dysphagia
Posted by dkwinter
Source: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine