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

DatePost TitleAuthorPage Views
Mar 18, 2014ProCESS Study: Identify sepsis early and treat aggressivelyMichelle Lin10,217
Jan 15, 2014Approach to Difficult Vascular AccessTerrance Lee8,153
Jan 7, 2014The HEART Score: A New ED Chest Pain Risk Stratification ScoreSalim Rezaie7,354
Jan 1, 2014New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Dose Vancomycin Correctly in the EDBryan Hayes6,846
Feb 11, 2014When the PERC Rule FailsJason West6,345
Jan 27, 2014“Is there a doctor on-board?” 5 tips for dealing with in-flight emergenciesMatthew DeLaney6,183
Apr 10, 2014Top 10 reasons NOT to order a CT scan for suspected renal colicDaniel Firestone5,896
Apr 11, 2014PEITHO Trial: Fibrinolysis for Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary EmbolismSalim Rezaie5,735
Jun 4, 2014Atrial Fibrillation Rate Control in the ED: Calcium Channel Blockers or Beta Blockers?Bryan Hayes4,910
Jan 23, 2014Head injury in pediatric patients: To CT or not to CT?Josh Easter4,278
May 20, 2014Piperacillin/Tazobactam and Risk of Acute Kidney Injury with VancomycinBryan Hayes4,144
Jan 13, 2014The proper way to go Against Medical Advice (AMA): 8 Elements to AddressMatthew DeLaney3,981
Mar 10, 2014Trick of the Trade: Fist Bump to Reduce Pathogen TransmissionSalim Rezaie3,581
Feb 24, 2014Amylase Level for Pancreatitis: Stop doing itAndrew Grock3,412
Oct 22, 2014Diagnose on Sight: 6 year old with elbow painJeffrey Riddell3,265
Jun 13, 2014PV Card: Local anesthetic toxicity calculationsDavid Murphy3,224
Sep 23, 2014Diagnose on Sight: “I feel like I am having a heart attack”Nikita Joshi3,215
Jul 22, 2014Diagnose on Sight: Bilateral Leg RashJeffrey Riddell3,206
May 26, 2014Trick of the Trade: Nail Bed Repair With Tissue Adhesive GlueSalim Rezaie3,168
Nov 27, 2014Trick of the Trade: Naloxone Dilution for Opioid OverdoseBryan Hayes3,160



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 SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at Bio:
Michelle Lin, MD