Fri, 12/11/2020 - 6:05am
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 12:10am

A 24 yo male presents with headache and feeling unsteady

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Tue, 12/08/2020 - 5:11am

An intubated 32 year old female is brought to the ED in cardiac arrest. Family was suspecting that this was an overdose.\ given a recent hospitalization for acetaminophen overdose. EMS reports that on arrival the patient had a bluish discoloration to the skin, and she is now extrememly pale with the appearance of a cadaver. What could have caused this clinical picture? Read on for a discussion of a very rare but extremely deadly poisoning...

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Mon, 12/07/2020 - 5:00am

Rarely a shift goes by when one doesn't consider meningitis on the differential. Here we review the basics of this disease, including most common organisms, recommended antibitioc treatment, and more!

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Fri, 12/04/2020 - 6:36pm

Great teams review their performances.  A recent publication from George Washington University used video of cardiac arrest resuscitations to generate educational interventions to minimize pulse checks during resuscitation.

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Fri, 12/04/2020 - 11:00am

 

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Wed, 12/02/2020 - 7:49am

29 y/o female presents to the ED w/ L wrist pain.

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Tue, 12/01/2020 - 5:11am

A 55 year old patient presents via EMS reporting a large ingestion of his home oral phenytoin. As you go to evaluate the patient, you consider the clinical manifestations and possible complications of a phenytoin overdose. Is this a serious overdose? Is there a high potential for decompensation and the dreaded tox "seizure/coma/death" triad? Are there effective antidotes? Good thing you read this article!

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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 5:00am

There is a seemingly endless number of inborn errors of metabolism, and many of these children can present acutely to the emergency room. As emergency medicine physicians, we may not be experts in each of these diseases - but we still need to know how to resuscitate and care for these patients. Below is a general outline on how to approach most inborn errors of metabolism and general guidelines for resuscitation (besides the usual ABCs, IV, O2, monitor).

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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 11:00pm

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