If it wasn't COVID-related, did it really happen in 2020? While the pandemic dominated life this year, it could not quell EM's characteristic enthusiasm for a broad scope of knowledge.
You Heart It
The ECG Challenge, that is. Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia? Bring it. Wellens' syndrome? Well, of course. No matter the morphology, readers rise to the challenge of interpreting each new ECG.
Most-Read Articles of 2020
From the HINTS exam to arterial line placement to TEG and ROTEM, core content from previous years made a strong showing. But in case you missed it, here are the most-read papers we published in 2020.
1. The Underlying Danger of Pressure Washer Injuries
Morgan Ritz, MD; and Ana Davitt, MD
2. Remote Resources & Guidance for EM-Bound Medical Students
3. Managing the Effects of Riot Control Agents
Peter D. Akpunonu, MD; Haedan Eagar; and Ben Doty
The Riot Trauma: What Injuries Should You Expect from Non-Lethal Police Weapons and Protests?
Sriram Venkatesan; and Capt. Yev Maksimenko, MD, MA, DiMM, FAWM, FP-C
4. The Echogenic Kidney
Bryn Dhir; Colin Ireland, DO; Todd Britt, DO; and Alan Janssen, DO, FACOEP-D, FACEP, FAAEM
5. Common Pitfalls of Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Placement
Andrew Mittelman, MD
6. Critical Care Alert: Dexamethasone Treatment for ARDS
Taylor Miller, MD; and Sean Hickey, MD
7. Critical Care Alert: Reviewing the Evidence for CITRIS-ALI Study
Melissa Villars, MD, MPH; and Sean Hickey, MD
8. 10 COVID-19 Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction
Sajid Khan, MD
9. Denial of Death: The Phenomenon of Tumor Neglect
Rebecca Kreston, MD, MSPH; Payal Patel, MD; and Shana Ross, DO, MS
10. Terminal Extubation in the ED: Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine
Marc Cassone, DO; Garrett Stoltzfus, MD; and Eric Melnychuk, DO
Open Call for Papers
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