John Cafaro MD
We will continue our focus on thyroid emergencies. Thryoid storm is a life threatening decompensation of thyrotoxicosis with the classic presenting triad of hyperthermia, altered mental status and sympathetic surge. This is largely a clinical diagnosis and timely, accurate treatment is essential. Read ahead for the treatment regimen and pay particular attention to the ORDER of medications!
Last week the Cooper EM residents received a primer on the approach to the patient with IBD in the ED from our own GI fellow Krysta Contino. This week will focus on the basic approach, and next week we will take a deeper dive into specific complications that every ED doc needs to know about!
Encephalitis is defined as inflammation of the brain parenchyma, frequently caused by viruses. Autoimmune processes can also cause encephalitis: here are some pearls on the often-forgotten Anti-NDMA receptor encephalitis.
Obesity is a problem in the United States. More and more patients are receiving bariatric surgery, resulting in a predictably higher volume of patients seeking care in the ED for complications of surgery. Read on to learn more about some of the potentially devastating complications of the most common bariatric procedure: the roux-en-y bypass.