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Advanced Practice: Linear Probe for Indeterminate 1st Trimester Transabdominal Ultrasound

Not quite seeing that crisp yolk sac on traditional trans-abdominal ultrasound imaging with the curvilinear probe? Click ahead for a cool trick to avoid breaking out the trans-vaginal probe!

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Advanced Practice: Nebulized TXA for Hemoptysis

As ER physicians, we are greatly limited in what we can do for patients with submassive to massive hemoptysis.
- Our job is to manage the airway (prevent asphyxiation), reverse coagulopathies and provide supportive care
- The definitive therapy is an urgent bronchoscopy with ENT or pulmonology
But what if there was more we could do during the bridging period waiting the specialist on call? Enter tranexamic acid!

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Advanced Practice: Beyond the Corneal Abrasion

A 28 year old female presents with right eye pain. She wears contact lenses and reports falling asleep with them in for the past few days. On fluroscein examination, you note a lesion that does not look like a typical abrasion.  You wonder if this could be a corneal ulcer and what the appropriate treatment may be?

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Advanced Practice: Pearls for Myasthenia Gravis Intubations

Whereas the dosing of sedative medications is usually unaffected, the chief concern is whether there should be changes for neuromuscular blockade – will your patient with myasthenia gravis require a higher or lower dose of your selected paralytic?

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