Browsing: August 2016

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It's Time to Take a Stand On June 12, 2016, the United States was again shaken to its core and reminded of the devastation that guns can cause. In a span of 3 hours, more than 50 young people were ki
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Bridging the Gap: Gender and Leadership in Emergency Medicine Emergency medicine (EM) residents face many time constraints: long work hours, endless emails, reading lists, research requirements, and
Sepsis-3: Redefining Sepsis What EM Residents Need to Know Sepsis definitions were last revised in 2001. Since then, discoveries have been made regarding the pathobiology, management, and epidemiolog
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Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Infective Endocarditis Pediatric infective endocarditis (IE) is a diagnostically challenging infection in children, as it often presents with vague or subtle sig
Bupropion: Skinny Happy Drug or Toxicologic Menace? A 24-year-old woman with a history of bulimia and depression is brought to the emergency department by ambulance. The patient is agitated and unab
Ahead of the Curve: Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness in the ED A 70-year-old male with a history of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure presents to the emergency department (ED) hypote
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In-Service Exams, E-Orals, and a New Emergency Medicine Dual Specialty Updates from the American Board of Emergency Medicine Today's emergency medicine residents are more tech-savvy than ever, and th
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In This State House: Life as a Physician in the Legislature There I was, sitting in Starbucks with a recently elected state representative. As a new healthy policy fellow and emergency physician, I w
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EndStep2CS, Gun Violence Research, GME Funding, and More EM Updates from the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting The American Medical Association (AMA) met in Chicago June 11-15 to discuss key issues pertaining
ECG Challenge Case. A 75-year-old male with a history of systolic congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presents with shortness o