A high-yield review of the past week from EMDailyRead more
An 80 year old male with history of hypertension, IDDM, and CML presents with acute onset confusion and left-sided weakness. The patient has no signs of trauma and is currently afebrile.Read more
2 year-old male with no PMHx is brought to the ED for intermittent abdominal pain for the past two days. Mom notes that the child will crouch down into a ball when he has pain, which only lasts for a few minutes at a time. He has decreased solid food intake but no vomiting or diarrhea and is otherwise well. Vitals and physical exam are unremarkable. The ultrasound is shown below…what’s the diagnosis?Read more
Submitted by Lauren Murphy, MD
A 34 year old Vietnamese male presents with complaint of neck swelling. It began one month ago and worsened over the past few days. He endorses fatigue and a mild weight loss. Exam shows an indurated, non mobile mass without tenderness or erythema. You order imaging and are concerned for TB but unsure what to do next.
Submitted by Stephanie Wilsey, MD
What may appear (and smell) impressive in the ED does not always require emergent intervention, yet understanding how to determine the severity of lower gastrointestinal bleeding, need for aggressive resuscitation, and diagnostic/consultant resources are key for the emergency provider.Read more
Submitted by Eric Gruber, MD