Browsing: October 2022

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
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.
EMRA's fiscal year-end report for 2022 reveals a busy year that included our triennial strategic planning process, which refocused our organization in the wake of exponential growth in membership, pro
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
Managing acute angle closure glaucoma in the ED involves decreasing intraocular pressure caused by excess aqueous humor. Once the diagnosis is made, steps can be initiated to rapidly decrease the pres
More studies are needed to create sensitive and specific criteria for coronary-related ischemia in patients with biventricular pacemakers, but high clinical suspicion, changes in EKG, and early recogn
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
News & Notes in Emergency Medicine
If pediatric abdominal ultrasound is routinely and deliberately taught to EM residents, a cultural shift away from obtaining abdominal CTs in children would be the desired outcome.
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