Browsing: August 2015

Ultrasound-Based Risk Stratification of Patients with Acute PE An 85-year-old female with a history of hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presents with sudden onset of dys
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How to Get Involved in Mass Gatherings Special Events Special • Part 2 To execute a large event requiring medical support, one must go beyond generic written plans and protocols. The steps taken at t
Treating the Masses Special Events Special • Part 1 Introduction to Mass Gatherings As highly social creatures, mass gathering are an integral part of our lives. From sporting events to concerts, the
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Chest Pain and Answers It started about an hour ago,” he stammered. Sweating profusely and taking deep, splinted breaths between sentences, he described a great chest pain story. “Yeah, I'd say it's
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Describing Scribes: Improving Efficiency and Satisfaction in the ED Editor's Note: EM Resident is launching this new series, “What I Wish I Knew,” to help residents and medical students benefit from
Ovarian Torsion in the Pediatric Population It's the start of your afternoon community pediatrics shift and you are seeing a 7-year-old girl who started having acute RLQ pain followed by vomiting. Sh
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The July Effect: Is the Emergency Department Safe? Media outlets have been stepping up their game with increasingly captivating headlines. When we see titles like “Viagra Con Man Hit with a Stiff Sen
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Helicobacter pylori: Underappreciated and Underdiagnosed In 1984, Dr. Barry Marshall, an Australian physician, ingested a petri dish known to contain Helicobacter pylori in an attempt to help prove h
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A Report on Access to Health Care for Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP Patients Under the ACA Access to health care is a key issue the U.S. government targeted for improvement through the Affordable Car
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Wrap-up: ACEP Legislative Advocacy Conference This year's iteration of the ACEP Legislative Advocacy Conference and Leadership Summit (LAC) took place May 3-6 and was exceptional. For many in emergen