While the Cooper EM residents and faculty not on duty flock to the Eagles Super Bowl celebration parade in Philadelphia, EMDaily presents a brief review by our own Dr. Reid Phillips of two articles examining the efficacy of fresh-frozen plasma for the treatment of ACE-I induced angioedema. Can this simple therapy help prevent an airway disaster? Read on to find out!
Intubation is a potentially dangerous procedure which may result in rapid hemodynamic collapse and cardiac arrest in the critically ill. This week we summarize the results of a large retrospective study to determine the clinical factors associated with cardiac arrest after intubation.
32 year-old female wtih no PMH presents with headache, nausea, and blurred vision for 2 days. Vitals normal except for BP of 155/100 and an unremarkable exam. She starts to have a seizure as her husband holding their newborn baby walk into the room. Diagnosis? (scroll down for answer)