Tue, 12/13/2016 - 2:29pm

The anatomical location of a posterior myocardial infarction makes it's diagnosis not readily apparent. Intimate knowledge of standard and posterior ECG manifestations of posterior myocardial infarctions is crucial to picking up on this potential fatal pathology. This post aims to provide tips for evaluating patients for posterior myocardial infarction.

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Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:06pm

Beyond mortality, the plague of bacterial meningitis on the body and central nervous system has been well described. Included in post-meningitis neurologic sequelae are sensorineural hearing loss, seizures, and focal neurologic deficits. Early administration of dexamethasone serves to reduce CNS cytokine production and limit the severe inflammation contributing to the development of these long-lasting neurologic effects. Furthermore, appropriate timing and dosing of dexamethasone therapy in these patients is crucial and can be easily overlooked.

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Sun, 12/11/2016 - 7:46am

A high-yield review of the past week on EMDaily.

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Sat, 12/10/2016 - 10:20am

During Week 12 of this NFL season, Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed injured his shoulder while attempting to catch a pass in the endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. While Reed continued to finish the first half, he was diagnosed with an AC joint separation at halftime. This posts will give an review of the evaluation and management of AC joint separations in the ED.

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Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:20pm

Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) are rare but significant causes of morbidity and mortality in both traumatic and medical ICU patients.

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Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:13pm

The differentiation between peripheral vertigo and central vertigo can be exceedingly difficult as symptoms of both clinical entities largely overlap.

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Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:44pm

In the setting of a severe asthma exacerbation that is refractory to medical mangagment and noninvasive ventilation, mechanical ventilation can be life-saving.

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Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:39pm

The mild, moderate, or severe asthma exacerbation is cemented in the practice of Emergency Medicine. As a provider of this great speciality, one should be intimately familiar with the range of therapies employed. The goal of this post is to provide a high-yield review of the therapies we use (or sometimes use) while treating these patients.

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Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:21am

A high-yield review of the past week on EMDaily.

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Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:55am

In the era of Press Ganey, patient-oriented outcomes, hospital reimbursement, and physician compensation are all tied to patient satisfaction. Improving patient satisfaction is now a multi-billion dollar industry and encroaches on every aspect of healthcare, including residency training. How do doctors at the beginning of their careers affect patient satisfaction and impact Press Ganey Scores? This post reviews two studies shedding light on this issue.

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