The cancer population is at an increased risk for morbidity and mortality from common infections due to their impaired immunity. Knowledge on how to approach the febrile neutropenic patient can have a huge impact on an otherwise horrific mortality rate in this vulnerable population.
Geriatric patients suffering from falls are very common in the ED. Dr. Rick Pescatore returned to Cooper and gave a fact filled talk on the approach to these high risk patients. The talk focused on mechanisms, medications and risk assessment opportunities for future falls. Read ahead for the details...
A patient presents with HIV and a fever...what's in the differential? Below is simple review of the differentials to consider for patients with HIV who present to the ED with a fever based on CD4 counts.
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
A new class of medications for the management of diabetes (SGLT-2 inhibitors) is challenging our traditional notions of the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Read on for quick pearls on when to suspect so called "euglycemic DKA" in the ED.
You are caring for a sick patient with an acute COPD exacerbation. What O2 sat should you target? What meds should you give? If you have to intubate, what are the issues you'll have to deal with? This week we glean some valuable management pearls for the management acute COPD exacerbations from this month's Internal Medicine module at Cooper.