top_20_pedestal_6499Seasons greetings from the ALiEM. We have been expanding our range of posts in the hopes of sharing new lessons, exploring the concept of digital scholarship, and advancing life skills. Based on our recent survey, we understand that our loyal base of readers are those looking for clinical content. So here are our top 20 most popular ALiEM clinical posts in 2014. Did you read these?

Search methodology

Through Google Analytics for the date range Jan 1-Dec 18, 2014, we identified the top 20 posts published in 2014. Of note, posts earlier in the year have had more time to generate more page views, which makes posts like Bryan Hayes’ Nov 27 post on Naloxone Dilution all the more impressive that it made the top 20 cut.

Top 20 Most Popular ALiEM Posts in 2014

Date Post Title Author Page Views
Mar 18, 2014 ProCESS Study: Identify sepsis early and treat aggressively Michelle Lin 10,217
Jan 15, 2014 Approach to Difficult Vascular Access Terrance Lee 8,153
Jan 7, 2014 The HEART Score: A New ED Chest Pain Risk Stratification Score Salim Rezaie 7,354
Jan 1, 2014 New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Dose Vancomycin Correctly in the ED Bryan Hayes 6,846
Feb 11, 2014 When the PERC Rule Fails Jason West 6,345
Jan 27, 2014 “Is there a doctor on-board?” 5 tips for dealing with in-flight emergencies Matthew DeLaney 6,183
Apr 10, 2014 Top 10 reasons NOT to order a CT scan for suspected renal colic Daniel Firestone 5,896
Apr 11, 2014 PEITHO Trial: Fibrinolysis for Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism Salim Rezaie 5,735
Jun 4, 2014 Atrial Fibrillation Rate Control in the ED: Calcium Channel Blockers or Beta Blockers? Bryan Hayes 4,910
Jan 23, 2014 Head injury in pediatric patients: To CT or not to CT? Josh Easter 4,278
May 20, 2014 Piperacillin/Tazobactam and Risk of Acute Kidney Injury with Vancomycin Bryan Hayes 4,144
Jan 13, 2014 The proper way to go Against Medical Advice (AMA): 8 Elements to Address Matthew DeLaney 3,981
Mar 10, 2014 Trick of the Trade: Fist Bump to Reduce Pathogen Transmission Salim Rezaie 3,581
Feb 24, 2014 Amylase Level for Pancreatitis: Stop doing it Andrew Grock 3,412
Oct 22, 2014 Diagnose on Sight: 6 year old with elbow pain Jeffrey Riddell 3,265
Jun 13, 2014 PV Card: Local anesthetic toxicity calculations David Murphy 3,224
Sep 23, 2014 Diagnose on Sight: “I feel like I am having a heart attack” Nikita Joshi 3,215
Jul 22, 2014 Diagnose on Sight: Bilateral Leg Rash Jeffrey Riddell 3,206
May 26, 2014 Trick of the Trade: Nail Bed Repair With Tissue Adhesive Glue Salim Rezaie 3,168
Nov 27, 2014 Trick of the Trade: Naloxone Dilution for Opioid Overdose Bryan Hayes 3,160



Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Founder of ALiEM @aliemteam #PostitPearls
Michelle Lin, MD