Browsing: February 2021

A 2015 study showed that when patients with opioid use disorder were started on buprenorphine with a behavioral intervention in the ED, they were 80% more likely to remain in treatment at 30 days.
COVID-19 has brought challenges that those in emergency medicine have worked tirelessly to address. The challenge of the increased pediatric abuse cases and limitations on reporting is no different, a
The Divers Alert Network records more than 1,000 diving-related injuries each year. Treatment for patients with decompression sickness should not be delayed.
The presentation of motor weakness in children is often alarming, difficult to characterize, and involves a large differential of uncommon pathologies. Tick paralysis is a rare but important cause of
Subdural empyemas are associated with significant morbidity and mortality if not recognized and treated promptly. The condition leads to purulent fluid collections between the dura and arachnoid mater
A 48-year-old male with a past medical history of asthma and recent positive COVID-19 test presents to the ED with acute onset of palpitations and chest pressure followed by a brief syncopal episode.
There has never been a time when a novel virus that ravaged the world was sequenced, studied, and understood down to its genetic makeup so quickly in the entire span of humanity's existence.
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The emergency department observation unit (EDOU) is a specialized unit designed for efficient, ongoing medical treatment, assessment, and reassessment of patients before the decision can be made to di