Browsing: April 2015

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Train Tracks This poem is intended to bring to life the inner turmoil and conflict that so many of us live with on a daily basis, day in and day out, as we see so many patients with chronic, preventa
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The Pediatric Burn Patient: A Simplified Approach Burns are a fairly common occurrence among the pediatric population. While most burns are limited and require only localized wound care and outpatien
MSIV Reflections on Matching EM (Part 1) What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then From the EMRA Medical Student Council Introduction This time of year brings feelings of change to every medical studen
The Masquerading HSV Infection Case Presentation Your next patient is a 36-year-old female with fever, body aches, and headache. She has been ill for four days with a temperature of 101 °F at home. S
Discovering the Artifact Reading Between the Lines in Point-of-Care Ultrasound Mastering point-of-care ultrasound image interpretation takes not only knowledge of anatomy and pathology, but also know
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Everything We Wish We Learned in Residency No matter where you are completing your EM residency, a solid clinical education and the opportunity to care for, and learn from, diverse and critically ill
Anisocoria CASES Case 1. The Patient A 61-year-old female complains of sudden onset right eye pain, headache, blurred vision, and vomiting 2 hours prior to coming to the ED. Physical examination reve
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Landmark Articles: GI Edition Welcome back to the Landmark Article project! In this issue, we are focusing on the gastrointestinal tract, and the care of two major conditions. We examine some of the
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Pathways to Critical Care Fellowship Training (Panel Discussion, ACEP14) The Fellows' Perspective Ann Tsung, MD. Ann is from the University of Florida and has matched at Washington University in St.
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Early Cardiac Catheterization and PCI in Cardiac Arrest with ROSC We all know early recognition and early CPR is important for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients; however, what is the optimal ca