Browsing: October 2017

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Lessons from Interview Season: An Intern's Reflection on What Really Matters Interview season provides a great opportunity to meet leaders in the field of emergency medicine, build new friendships wi
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Ode to Local Tenens: Lessons from the Real World The search for a job out of residency can be an extremely daunting task. Dozens of employment models and practice settings exist, and it is difficult
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Atrial Fibrillation after Naloxone Administration: A Rare Complication of Opioid Reversal Background Naloxone is a widely used antidote critical in reversing the lethal effect of respiratory depressi
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What's the T? Caring for Transgender Individuals in the Emergency Department Recently, I had my first experience caring for a transgender patient in the emergency department. The patient's chief comp
Chemical Warfare Agents Today, chemical warfare agents (CWAs) may pose a greater hazard to civilians than soldiers. The threat of chemical warfare is hardly novel. Traditionally used by armies to bre
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Bait and Switch: Troubling Developments in Emergency Care Coverage Anthem, the nation's second largest insurer, has adopted a policy under which emergency department (ED) visits could be denied cover
Subdural Hematoma Secondary to Epidural Anesthesia A 31-year-old multiparous woman who is 7 days postpartum after a c-section presents to the emergency department for the second time complaining of a
The Crashing Patient with Critical Aortic Stenosis A 90-year-old male with a past medical history of severe aortic stenosis, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, and chronic kidney disease p
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Gracias. Merci. Danke schön. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto! Random question: How many ways can you think of to say thank you? Seriously. Even if you're not multilingual, I'm sure you know the phrase