Browsing: June 2015

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Supreme Court Upholds ACA The Supreme Court on June 25 ruled in the case of King v. Burwell, upholding a major provision of the Affordable Care Act.  In a 6-3 decision, the court sided with Secretary
Blue Leg The Patient A 46-year-old male presents to the emergency department complaining of excruciating right leg pain. The pain began with a mild aching the day prior to admission along with some d
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X: The Toxidrome Note: Incorrect author information appeared in the print edition and has been corrected here. We apologize for the error and confusion. A 24-year-old female is brought into your ED b
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Evaluation of Acute Unexplained Crying in Infants From the March 2014 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, “A Systematic Approach to the Evaluation of Acute Unexplained Crying in Infants i
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Diagnosing and Managing Shock From the March 2014 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “Diagnosis and Management of Shock in the Emergency Department.” Reprinted with permission. To access your EMRA
Resident Updates from #CORDAA15 The Council of Emergency Medicine Program Directors (@CORD_EM) was formed in 1989 to promote “excellence in emergency medicine education through collaboration, innovat
Three-in-One: The Forearm Nerve Block A 29-year-old carpenter rushes into your emergency department with a 6 cm laceration on the palmar aspect of his hand after mishandling a power saw. The lacerati
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Solo Sodium: Emergent Management of Symptomatic Hyponatremia  A 62-year-old Hispanic male is brought in by EMS for altered mental status and new onset seizure. On arrival to the emergency department
Opinions and History on Laryngoscopy As Kleenex ® has evolved to relate to facial tissue, video laryngoscopy (VL) has become a descriptor for any use of a laryngoscope device with a video camera on i
MSIV Reflections on Matching EM (Part 2) What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then From the EMRA Medical Student Council   Introduction Welcome back to part two of our MSC's reflections on matching, th