• Dr. Josyann Abisaab & The Lebanese Society of Emergency Medicine

    Next month in Beirut, Lebanon there will be a conference of The Lebanese Society of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Josyann Abisaab is on the Scientific and Organizational Committees for this 4th Annual Conference.  In addition to Josyann Abisaab, M.D., another ten faculty members from New York Presbyterian Hospital will be joining her in Lebanon as either speakers or workshop leaders for the conference.

  • The Essential Survival Kit for Parents: Dr. Josyann Abisaab

    Many times, calls to the doctor in the middle of the night and trips to the E.R. to see doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab, can be avoided.  By keeping certain essential medicines and items at home, you may be better able treat your sick child in the middle of the night. In the medicine chest (high out of a child’s reach) you should always have pain and fever relievers, a children’s antihistamine and cortisone cream (with doctor-approved instructions), saline nose drops, a nasal aspirator, a medicine dropper, petroleum jelly, Ipecac and a digital thermometer. In the kitchen, make sure to have olive oil, canned peaches or pears in syrup, ice pops,…

  • Dealing with Middle-of-the-Night Fevers

    If your child is throwing up in the middle of the night, it’s usually not a situation that requires a trip to the E.R. or doctor.  As long as your child isn’t throwing up anything green or bloody, and he isn’t complaining of pain in the lower right side of the stomach, you can probably wait until the morning to be seen.  These situations described above would require a phone call to the doctor, however, or a visit to an E.R. to be seen by a doctor like Dr. Josyann Abisaab. Assuming it’s just regular vomiting, clean up the mess and calm your child down.  Place a cool, wet washcloth…

  • Concussions on the Rise: Dr. Josyann Abisaab

    According to a blog post by Dr. Sanjay Gupta at CNN.com, the number of E.R. visits caused by children’s concussions has more than doubled over the last 10 years.  Certainly, E.R. doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab are noticing this increase and are working to help isolate the issues. Citing a recent study published by authors Dr. Lisa Bakhos and her colleagues in Pediatrics, Dr. Gupta states that this is occurring even though there is an overall decline in sports participation in America. The concussion rates were highest for children who played hockey and football.  These numbers could be due to a number of factors. One theory is that this statistic…

  • New Emergency Room Care Procedures

    USA Today featured this interesting story recently, covering one solution that the Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services have found to the problem of overcrowding in the emergency room. Whether you are a potential emergency room patient, or an emergency room doctor like Dr. Josyann Abisaab, it’s certainly worth a read. With the new program in place, the lowest priority calls are being diverted to a nurse who can spend time with patients and help them find treatment and solutions. While the program is a fresh idea in America, it’s widely used in the United Kingdom and Australia, says Jeff Clawson, medical director for the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch.