Browsing: April 2022

The crisis in Ukraine has created a pivotal time for emergency physicians to provide the right type of aid and, eventually, help bolster EM education and practice within Ukrainian health care.
In this month’s addition to the Program Director Interview Series we had the opportunity to chat with Charles Khoury, MD, MSHA to learn about the University of Alabama at Birmingham Emergency Medicine
A 67-year-old male with a PMH of HTN, HLD, DM, and COPD presents to the emergency department due sudden chest discomfort. What is your interpretation of his ECG?
We are confronting an ethical dilemma in emergency medicine that has been brewing for years. It impacts patients' health while business executives and shareholders, far removed from the patients they
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) remains the most common tachyarrhythmia in children. But the presenting symptoms of SVT can vary dramatically, even within similar age groups, posing a tremendous ch
Isolated traumatic gallbladder injury is extremely rare and must be thoroughly evaluated due to the complications associated with traumatic gallbladder injury.
Spinal cord infarction is infrequent and if missed can result in significant mortality, disability (including irreversible paralysis), and reduced quality of life. Here we discuss a case of spinal str
The need for innovation in emergency medicine (EM) has never been greater. The pandemic has strained physical and emotional resources and exposed the fragility of volume-based, fee-for-service reimbur
Social EMpathy is a working group of medical students, residents, and faculty interested in social emergency medicine working together to organize initiatives in social EM topics. As part of Social E
Esophageal rupture is a rare condition that is recognized as one of the most fatal gastrointestinal injuries. Time to diagnosis is an independent predictor of mortality in acute esophageal rupture mak