A 55 yo female presents with complaints of atraumatic pain to the right foot for 2 days. "Great!" you think to yourself. "An easy one to break up this grueling shift!" Little do you know that this patient harbors a condition that has a short term mortality of 25%.....Read more
Submitted by Richard Byrne, MD
A 48 year old male presents with complaints of blurry vision. His triage blood pressure catches your eye: 290/120. "Pretty high," you mutter to yourself "but am I supposed to treat it? If so, with what? How fast should that pressure come down?" Time for a crash review of hypertensive emergency....Read more
Submitted by Sarah Perelman M.D.