Sat, 02/04/2017 - 12:03am

A brief summary of the fantastic talks from the 2016 Emergency Cardiology Symposium sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine.

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Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:29am

A high-yield summary of the evidence behind the benefit of antibiotics in cirrhotic patients with upper GI bleeding

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Wed, 02/01/2017 - 1:21pm

A 42 year-old female presents with HTN, DM, and obesity 4 days of abdominal pain. The pain is worsened by eating and associated with nausea; her vitals are within normal limits and she is afebrile. What's the diagnosis?

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Mon, 01/30/2017 - 4:53pm

You are intubating a sick patient in the ED via direct laryngoscopy. After opening the airway, sweeping the tongue with your blade, inserting into the vallecula, and lifting at the precisely correct angle your eyes behold....well...not the vocal cords! Maybe the arytenoid cartilages if you're lucky (aka Cormack Lehane 3 or 4 view). But wait, you aren't finished yet! You reach into your back pocket and remove your trusty bougie...

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Mon, 01/30/2017 - 8:20am

25-35% of patients with chronic liver disease with experience variceal bleeding. Today we provide high-yield pearls in the evaluation and acute management of this common ED complaint.

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Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:08pm
  • A high yield review of clinical pearls from the Cooper EM Residency Weekly conference! This month's module is Ortho/Trauma, led by Dr. Andrew Nyce and Dr. Richard Byrne
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Wed, 01/25/2017 - 11:29am

Case: A 15 year old girl flipped while snowboarding and landed on her right arm. She complains of severe right wrist pain. A plain film of the wrist is obtained:

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Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:28pm

The post introduces the basics behind that diagnosis we learned in medical school: pill esophagitis.

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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 10:25am

To reduce a subluxed radial head: hold the child's elbow at 90 degrees, supinate at the wrist, and flex at the elbow. If this is unsuccessful, try the hyperpronation technique.

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Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:06am

While most patients presenting to the Emergency Department live in the immediate region surrounding the hospital, modern day travel allows patients to have recent exposures from the far reaches of the globe.

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