Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:32am

Try and reorganize your DDx for syncope into a systems based approach.  This week Dr. Lou Argentine spoke on the importance of maintaining a broad differential for all syncope patients to ensure you don’t miss a life threatening illness.


Use an organized/system based approach


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Wed, 12/13/2017 - 7:00am

A 26 yo M presents to the ED with a chief complaint of R foot pain for 1 month.

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Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:15am

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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Mon, 12/11/2017 - 5:27am

Why is it important to perform a nasal speculum exam on every facial trauma patient?  Read on to find out.

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Sun, 12/10/2017 - 8:00am

A high yield summary of this week's posts

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Sat, 12/09/2017 - 8:55am

45 year old male presents to your emergency department with severe/diffuse dental pain associated with gingival bleeding...

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Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:42am

Is it reasonable to treat acute appendicitis with IV antibiotics as opposed to surgical resection?  Read ahead for an overview: 

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Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:00am

A 53 yo M presents to the ED with 3 days of a severe sore throat and odynophagia.

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Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:00am

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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Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:26am

In previous posts, we discussed the general approach to facial fractures as well as diagnosis and treatment of zygomatic and maxillary fractures.  Read on for specifics on signs and management of mandible fractures.

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