Mon, 12/23/2019 - 1:25am

Working up a patient for visual loss? Concerned they have optic neuritis and not sure what to do next? Let's review some basics of optic neuritis

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Sat, 12/21/2019 - 5:00am

 

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Fri, 12/20/2019 - 7:43am

As you scan the ED trackboard, you recognize the name of a 22 year old patient who you saw the week before after a house fire.  At that time, the patient was treated for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and briefly admitted to the hospital. Today’s chief complaint is dyspnea and chest pain.  You note that the patient is tachycardic, hypoxic, and complained of pleuritic chest pain at triage. You wonder if the prior exposure to carbon monoxide should raise your pre-test probability for certain diagnoses.

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Thu, 12/19/2019 - 5:00am

Clinical Question: Do dopamine antagonist decrease length of stay in cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome?

 

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Wed, 12/18/2019 - 12:10am

2 year-old male with no PMHx is brought to the ED for intermittent abdominal pain for the past two days. 

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Tue, 12/17/2019 - 5:50pm

A 23 yo male with a hx of insulin dependent diabetes and recurrent admissions for DKA presents to the ED with complaints of diffuse body aches. He is acutely ill appearing, agitated, and combative with staff, demanding pain medication, entering other patients rooms, and screaming. Realizing that this patient is severely ill, you wonder how you will de-escalate or sedate this patient safely to enable life-saving care to be rendered.....

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Mon, 12/16/2019 - 5:00am

Basics of how to diagnose and manage alveolar osteitis, or 'dry socket', a common cause of dental pain following tooth extraction

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Sat, 12/14/2019 - 5:00am

 

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Fri, 12/13/2019 - 5:40am

Patient-ventilator asynchrony is underrecognized yet associated with increased mortality, ICU length of stay and duration of mechanical ventilation in critical illness. How do you diagnose and treat it? Hint: the answer is rarely deep sedation or paralysis!

 

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Thu, 12/12/2019 - 5:00am

Patient presents to the ED with non-specific complaints of intermittent fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cough, congestion, headache and myalgias over the past 1 week. Returned from Pakistan 1 month ago. 

 

DDx: Malaria vs Dengue vs Chikungunya vs Influenza vs HIV ...

 

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