Sat, 02/01/2020 - 5:00am

 

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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 5:12am

While most coronaviruses cause mild respiratory illness consistent with the common cold, two lethal coronaviruses have been previously identified, including the acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in 2002 demonstrating 10% mortality and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in 2012 producing 37% mortality. In December 2019, a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was isolated from a cluster of patients with pneumonia in Wuhan, China. As reported in the Lancet last week, two thirds of the affected patients in a case series had a history of exposure to the Huanan seafood market.

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Thu, 01/30/2020 - 5:00am

 

 

 

Clinical Question: Are the novel potassium binding agents patiromer and sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9) effective in acute hyperkalemia?

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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 11:07am

A 60 yo F w/ a history of breast cancer presents to the ED with progressively worsening SOB over the past week.

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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 5:00am

11-year-old boy previously health who presents with testicular pain. He had sudden onset of pain that started 6 hours ago. He rates it 8/10, states it has been constant since then and is non-radiating. He denies dysuria and similar pain in the past. He further denies testicular trauma and recent fevers. He had one episode of emesis while in the waiting room.

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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 5:00am

It's pretty easy to remember what to do with unstable polymorphic VT/Torsades de Pointes (shock 'em!), but what are your options with recurrent stable episodes?  

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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 5:00am

 

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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:00am

You are assessing a 68 year old male who fell down three steps and struck his head on the ground.  His history is significant for a drug eluting stent placed after a cardiac catheterization two months ago.  As a result he is on dual antiplatelet therapy. You wonder what the impact of aspirin and clopidogrel is on the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH).

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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 5:00am

Accidental or Intentional overdoses with insulin or sulfonylureas causes hypoglycemia 

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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 5:49am

 

50 yo female presents after a fall on an outstretched hand

 

 

 

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