Browsing: June 2017

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Blood Transfusion Reactions: TACO, TRALI, and Other Considerations A 67-year-old woman with no known medical problems presents to the emergency department (ED) with severe anemia identified by her pr
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Take-Home Naloxone: Preventing Death in an Era of Abuse The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, resulting in a significant increase in overdose deaths.1 From 2000 to 2014, there was
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Don't Kid Around: SGLT-2 Inhibitors and the Risk for Euglycemic DKA A 62-year-old female presents with cough and generalized weakness for one day. She has no other symptoms and physical exam is unrem
Dual Defibrillation: The Achilles' Heel of Refractory V-Fib? Proposed theories as to why DD may be efficacious include the delivery of more energy to overcome the defibrillation threshold as well as
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Positively Useful: A Brief ED Guide to NIPPV It is important for the emergency physician to be comfortable directing and troubleshooting NIPPV in order to promote optimal patient outcomes. Paramedics
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Beyond ATLS: What the Manual Doesn't Tell You All these factors coalesce in the trauma bay to create a downward spiral of shock where life-saving interventions wrestle with each other as the patient