Browsing: February 2015

The NNT: Reclaiming the Negative Space Taking into account the negative space, we have a more complete picture of the positive and negative effects of treatment and can make more informed decisions w
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One Shift There is something unique about being an emergency physician. There are a few other specialties who also see large breadths of pathology and some undifferentiated patients, but probably no
Sounding the Bowel Using Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Small-Bowel Obstruction Case 1. A 72-year-old male with no past medical history presents to the ED with two days of vomiting and severe abdominal
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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
Energizing through Art Acrylic paints and black ink pen on regular photocopy paper. I paint directly on the actual photocopies, so all the original EKG lines are preserved. As emergency physicians, e
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
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Foreign-Body Aspiration: A Pediatric Airway Emergency Foreign-body aspirations are potential life-threatening emergencies and are the leading causes of unintentional injury in children less than one
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A Review of U.S. Disaster Preparedness Programs This fall, the first cases of Ebola were diagnosed and treated in the United States. Although the spread of this disease fell far short of the disaster
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Cost-Effective Equality & Residency The reason certain residencies have a robust global health or research program and others have mediocre ones is not that the opportunities don't exist — it's the d
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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