Browsing: April 2017

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High Performance CPR: Leading the Way to Better Outcomes The heart is an incredible organ. The average American's heart will beat nearly 2.5 billion times over the course of a lifetime.1 But eventual
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EMRA Medical Students: Senior Interviews After another successful application cycle, we sat down with some of the outgoing EMRA Medical Student Council seniors to find out a bit more about their over
ECG Challenge - April 2017 Case. A middle-aged male with unknown medical history is brought to the emergency department after being found outside on the streets of New York City in February smelling
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Boxer's Break: Metacarpal Fractures A 21-year-old male presents to the emergency department (ED) with pain and swelling in his left hand several hours after an injury that occurred while playing foot
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Round of Applause for Our 2017 Spring Awards Recipients! Please join EMRA in congratulating our 2017 Spring Awards recipients. Your contributions are already making a difference to the specialty! Spe
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Pain Management in Vaso-occlusive Sickle Cell Crisis Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic blood disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 100,000 persons.1 Vaso-occlusive
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Health Policy Journal Club: Access to Specialists Worse with Medicaid Orthopedic appointment availability 5 times higher for uninsured than for Medicaid Increase outpatient services and thereby decre
A Case of Orbital Pseudotumor: More than Meets the Eye A 55-year-old female presents to the emergency department with 2 days of worsening right eye pain and conjunctival injection, now with proptosis
Left Circumflex Artery Occlusions: (Electrically) Silent but Deadly A 63-year-old male is brought in by EMS after having a witnessed cardiac arrest while at work. Bystander CPR was started immediatel
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Straight to the Source: Local Treatment Options for Low Back Pain Low back pain (LBP) is one of the top 5 chief complaints among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), making it an imp