Browsing: December 2018

ACEP18 bore witness to an incredible SimWars competitions! With creative cases, sharp competitors, and hilarious actors, this year’s contest delivered a new level of simulation competition.
A male in his mid-40s presents with sore throat, difficulty breathing, vocal change, and drooling. He appears anxious and uncomfortable; initial vitals show a febrile, tachycardic patient.
A 72-year-old female presents with exertional syncope for the past several days. What is your interpretation of her EKG?
How can we fix underrepresentation of women in medicine? The solution begins long before residency, but the ability to diversity our workforce starts with residents.
Ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysms are almost uniformly fatal. What can you do to provide the early detection and treatment that can offer hope of survival?
Pregnancy comes with no shortage of potential complications. This 2018 Case-Con research summary offers insight into a severe postpartum condition to guard against.
Sick sinus syndrome, rather than being a single specific disease, is a collection of disorders that add up to trouble for the sinus node.
Hypoglycemia in pediatric patients can be described as the lupus of metabolic disorders. It can be hard to differentiate if hypoglycemia is causing symptoms or is the result of an underlying problem.
Exertional rhabdomyolysis is a pathologic condition caused by muscle breakdown. It is a rare condition but one that can cause significant morbidity and mortality among athletes.