Browsing: April 2024

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In the latest installment of our PD Q&A series, we are highlighting the Abrazo Health Network Emergency Medicine Residency program. We spoke with the current PD Dr. Matthew Graber about what makes the
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Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) is caused by eating filter feeders contaminated by paralytic shellfish toxin from algae. Toxin levels contained in a single shellfish can be fatal to humans. In cas
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Recent literature shows that illicit benzodiazepines have been associated with significant impairment, have higher potencies than standard benzodiazepines, and are harder to identify via screening met
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Identifying ocular infections and potential severity is a critical challenge in the clinical management of patients in the ED. Ophthalmology cases are important in the education and management of pati
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used in emergency medicine and critical care to improve clinical decision-making, patient outcomes, and operational efficiency. However, the use of A
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Ectopic pregnancies are the leading cause of maternal mortality within the first trimester of pregnancy.5 The standard of care for workup and diagnosis includes a quantitative β-hCG and ultrasound ima
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Most EDs are not designed to provide comprehensive psychiatric care, leading to suboptimal treatment for psychiatric patients, particularly those with suicidal ideations. Boarding in the ED often resu
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Splenic rupture is generally classified as traumatic or atraumatic. The former is typically the result of blunt abdominal trauma, while the latter can occur due to a variety of pathologic causes. Our
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Brain abscesses can be difficult to diagnose and often mimic other intracranial pathology such as stroke or malignancy. These patients may not exhibit infectious symptoms such as fever, leukocytosis,
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