Browsing: October 2017

Diagnose this Condition The Patient 30-year-old male with no significant past medical history presents with 2 days of gradually worsening rash over the left nare, left upper lip, and inferior medial
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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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James A. D'Orta, MD, FACEP(E) Advancements in medicine are driven by the curious, the dedicated — even, sometimes, the indignant. Throughout his three-decade career, innovator and physician Jim D'Ort
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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