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Arterial lines are helpful clinical tools for monitoring hemodynamics and maintaining easy access for frequent lab draws in the critically ill patient. Interpreting the waveform of the arterial line i
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After more than 10 years in the making, the DanGer Shock investigation sheds light on the efficacy of the microaxial flow pump in the treatment of patients with STEMI and cardiogenic shock and planned
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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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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,
Flood syndrome is defined as a spontaneous rupture of an umbilical hernia leading to sudden loss of ascitic fluid. It is a rare condition that carries a high mortality rate.