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COVID-19 vaccine campaigns saved lives and reduced the number and severity of COVID cases in the United States. What did this mean to the business of health care? Significant cost savings.
Critical Care Alert: The PREPARE II trial investigated whether a fluid bolus would impact cardiovascular collapse in critically ill patients undergoing intubation.
Critical Care Alert: The triage of patients in the trauma bay is difficult, and no single measurement or vital sign will provide sufficient information for mortality. This study indicates ETCO2 - a co
Compassion and a focus on comfort are keys when delivering end-of-life care in the ED.
Just as there are two sides to every coin, some medical literature supports taking patients’ orthostatic vitals when they present to the ED with syncope, lightheadedness, and vertigo; other literature
It is important to consider West Nile Virus as a major cause of neuroinvasive disease and acute flaccid paralysis. If a febrile, altered patient comes into the ED with focal neurological deficits, it
Behind typhoid fever and urinary tract infections, cat-scratch disease is the third most common cause of fever of unknown origin in pediatric patients. CSD should be high on the diagnostic radar whene
Pneumocephalus, defined as air present in the intracranial area, is a known complication of accessing the epidural space. Patients with pneumocephalus can have a wide-ranging presentation from benign
Acute limb ischemia — a thromboembolic condition that occurs when arterial supply to the affected extremity becomes critically compromised — is a devastating condition if not expediently recognized an
At toxic doses, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) cause blockade of sodium channels, muscarinic receptors, and alpha-adrenergic receptors. Slowed ventricular contraction, tachycardia, and vasodilation