Browsing: August 2019

An 87-year-old female presents with generalized weakness for the past several days after a recent increase in her diuretic medication by her cardiologist.
Differentiating benign peripheral conditions from central nervous system lesions like strokes can be difficult. Enter the HINTS exam - the objective measure.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection and Takotsubo syndrome rarely occur in the same patient at the same time - but when that patient appears, will you be able to act decisively?
Naloxone is a potent opioid receptor antagonist with an excellent safety profile and ability to reverse opioid-associated respiratory depression. Is it as effective when you're faced with patients in
While there are a number of quantitative and qualitative assessments that can be used to evaluate right heart function, 2 measurements in particular can help differentiate acute versus chronic right h
If a patient presents with recent trauma, neck pain, headache or neck manipulation with signs or symptoms of stroke, cervical artery dissection should be considered.
Fluid resuscitation guidelines for severe sepsis and septic shock presently address only the initial phase of resuscitation. The RIFTS trial examines the efficacy of a restrictive IV fluid resuscitati
The future of emergency medicine hangs in the balance as the EM community grapples with the ACGME's new Common Program Requirements.
It's time for every medical student, resident, and practicing physician to stand up against ongoing threats to GME funding. The devastating closure of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia sho