Browsing: February 2015

Uncomfortably Numb: Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity and Treatment Case Scenario You are in the middle of a busy shift when you receive a pre-hospital call that EMS is 15 minutes out with an active
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
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
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
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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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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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
Using Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Aid Shoulder Reduction Case A 16-year-old boy presents to the ED with right shoulder pain after strongly throwing a ball overhand. He denies any direct trauma or his
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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