Mythbusting - Controversies in EM

If everything I learned is wrong, why did I go to medical school?

Dogmalysis:  noun\ˈdg-mə-ˈlī-səs\  The dissolution of authoritative tenets held as established opinion without adequate grounds.

DOGMA: (Ancient Greek δόγμα, dogma "opinion, tenet") something held as an established opinion; a point of view or tenet put forth as authoritative without adequate grounds

LYSIS(Greek λύσις, lýsis from lýein "to separate") a process of disintegration or dissolution (as of cells)

Neologism credited to Cliff Reid, from resus.me

Kidney Stones

IVF no benefit
Journal of Endourology 20(10) 713

Sensitivity of blood on Udip: 67%, spec: 53%
EMJ 25(10)640

Alpha antagoinists (NNT 3.3)
Annals of EM 2007 50(5)552

Water is as good as antiseptic for foley insertion
Am J Inf Control 29 :389

Epistaxis and Hypertension - no relation

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