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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Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:40am

When treating acute, wide-complex tachycardia deemed to be stable, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, two agents remain prevalent among emergency medicine physicians: amiodarone and procainamide. This post examines some of the evidence behind these agents in achieving successful conversion of stable, monomoprhic VT.

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Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:08am

High-yield review of recent literature in Emergency Medicine: Kupas F et al. "Glasgow Coma Scale Motor Component ("Patient Does Not Follow Commands") Performs Similiarly to Total Glasgow Coma Scale in Predicting Severe Injury in Trauma Patients." Annals of Emergency Medicine. December 2016.

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Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:05am

Case: A 68 year old woman presents to the ED with fever, hypotension, and AMS. She has a PICC in place. Your overzealous intern places a central line, and he swears the stick was venous. You obtain and CXR to confirm line placement. Where does the line terminate?

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Tue, 11/29/2016 - 6:45am

Do you feel like you pour your heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears into your fracture/reductions and still come up short? Does the orthopedics consultant always want to "re-do" your attempt?

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Mon, 11/28/2016 - 5:39am

The acute medical management of an upper GI bleed from peptic ulcer bleeding includes both hallmark and emerging medical therapies with which any Emergency Physician should be intimately familiar.

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