Browsing: October 2022

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The 60/60 sign is an ultrasound finding that can help increase specificity in diagnosing right ventricular dysfunction in the setting of an acute pulmonary embolism.
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Tracheostomies are a common surgical procedure for long-term airway management that involves creating a permanent connection between the anterior neck and trachea. Complications occur in up to 50% of
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Future physician-astronauts, here’s a new opportunity that’s right up your alley — UCLA’s Space Medicine Fellowship. EMRA’s Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Committee gets a first-hand look with the
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Surveys can be great research tools to obtain data when carefully designed and correctly administered. When writing a survey, consider the best method to administer it, take into account participant m
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Medical eponyms like “Grave’s disease” and “Bell’s palsy” suggest, misleadingly, either a sense of ownership or perhaps a personal affliction of the individual named. Additionally, eponyms complicate
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Although bias is pervasive in medical research, OHCA studies have unique sources of bias that are infrequently addressed in study methods. Recognizing these biases is vital to the critical appraisal a
Hematuria, while a common presentation to the ED, can have myriad causes. Some of those causes, such as a ruptured AAA and tuberculosis, can be life-threatening if not recognized. When working up a pa
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Residents with certification in addiction medicine gain access to a number of benefits, including greater earning potential and federal loan repayment funds. Plus, the depth of knowledge that certific
For patients with IBD flare, maintain a broad differential diagnosis, promptly initiate appropriate workup for earlier intervention and better outcomes, obtain stool samples as early as feasible for l
A 68-year-old female with a past medical history of hypertension presents to the emergency department via private vehicle for recurrent intermittent episodes of unresponsiveness that started just prio