Browsing: February 2015

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Acute Urinary Retention in the Emergency Department From the January 2014 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “An Evidence-Based Approach To The Emergency Department Management of Acute Urinary Ret
Lesions THE CASES Case 1. The Patient A 15-year-old female presents to the ED for the fourth time in three weeks because of low-grade fever, malaise, and chest pain. Over the past day she developed a
Board Review Questions: February 2015 Provided by PEER VIII. PEER (Physician's Evaluation and Educational Review in Emergency Medicine) is ACEP's gold standard in self-assessment and educational revi
Wilderness Medicine Races “On your mark, get set, go!” My five teammates and I charge up the snow-blanketed hill, venturing into the dense timber of the state park. Armed with our essential survival
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Subspecialty Training in Clinical Informatics Clinical informatics is a new medical subspecialty that focuses on medical data, clinical processes, and computational systems applied to the practice of
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Pediatric Herpes Simplex Virus Infections From the January 2014 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, “Pediatric Herpes Simplex Virus Infections: An Evidence-Based Approach To Treatment.”
Unconventional Embolisms Case. A 26-year-old female presents to your ED with four days of fever, shortness of breath (SOB), cough, and substernal chest pain.  In two previous visits over the same tim
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A Quick and Dirty Guide: Information Every Physician Should Know The world of EMS represents a mosaic of different systems and practices that share a common goal. If the emergency department had a mo
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The White Count: Acute Hyperleukocytosis and Leukostasis Etiology and Management Case. A 25-year-old previously healthy male presents with a three-week history of flu-like symptoms, including myalgia
A Review of Basilar Skull Fractures Case A 57-year-old intoxicated female presents after a fall from standing height. She denies any headache, vision changes, loss of consciousness, or neck pain, and