Browsing: April 2019

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Probiotics are moving from "alternative" practice into mainstream medical management.
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This case study highlights the need to investigate patients who present with non-specific complaints with a potentially life-threatening cause in mind.
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The DAWN and DEFUSE trials have expanded the window for stroke intervention. How is that affecting prehospital care?
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Ultrasound-guided subclavian vein access is a safe, effective and efficient option for central venous cannulation. Using ultrasound can decrease the time to cannulation in addition to many of the fear
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The advent of antibiotics turned Lemierre's Syndrome into "the forgotten disease." But this easily misdiagnosed condition can potentially be fatal.
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The prompt identification of a potential environmental toxin allows for early treatment and management. Specific identification as well as recognition of pertinent signs and symptoms are important ski
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It's been an exciting spring for advocacy. We stay alert so that every time a decision that affects EM residents' lives is being made, the EM residents' voice on the matter is heard loud and clear.
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Decreasing the nurse-to-patient ratio immediately increases the frequency of medication errors and all-cause mortality for all patients in the ED — not only the critically ill ones who just arrived.
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One of the most hotly contested topics in health policy right now is the issue of balance billing, which can leave patients with exorbitant bills while emergency physicians' services go unpaid. Learn
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Will changing the default number of pills prescribed help curb the opioid epidemic