Browsing: August 2015

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
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
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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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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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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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
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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
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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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Programs and Mergers: Uniting Residents Hello, my fellow emergency medicine residents! I am your new representative to the Residency Review Committee – Emergency Medicine (RRC-EM), stepping into the
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One Year Gone: Reflections on EMRA One Year Out of Residency With this month, I have now officially been an attending emergency physician for one year. Residency graduation seems like it was just ye