Think just because you are a young, healthy physician that you are invinceable? Read this post and remember that we are vulnerable too...even more so because we often refuse to acknowledge when we are sick. This week's Advanced Practice topic comes to us courtesy of a Cooper EM alum. The story is told with full permission from the patient, his wife, though names are omitted to prevent any possible HIPPA entanglements!Read more
Submitted by Richard Byrne, MD
Have a pediatric patient with a neck mass? No idea where to begin with your differential and management? This post from Dr. Rahul Gupta has got you covered!Read more
Last week, we briefly defined hypertensive emergency as acute blood pressure elevation (SBP >180 and/or DBP>120) with evidence of end-organ damage. (Remember, hypertensive urgency is the same blood pressure elevation without end-organ damage). Once we have identified a hypertensive emergency, what are our best treatment options? Below is a quick guide (not comprehensive) to some go-to options.Read more
Submitted by Sean Leary, D.O.