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Pain Management in Vaso-occlusive Sickle Cell Crisis Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic blood disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 100,000 persons.1 Vaso-occlusive
Managing Acute Right Ventricular Failure A 50-year-old woman with a history of primary pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular dysfunction presents with one week of worsening abdominal pain. Sh
Critical Care Alert: Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Out-of-Hospital and in-ED Cardiac Arrests A 57-year-old male with unknown past medical history becomes unresponsive as witnessed by bystanders. He is
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Critical Care Alert: Prognostic Accuracy of Sepsis-3 Criteria for In-Hospital Mortality Among Patients with Suspected Infection A 78-year-old female presents to the emergency department with altered
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Critical Care Alert: Intensive Blood-Pressure Lowering in Patients with Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage A 57-year-old male with a history of hypertension and diabetes develops a severe headache and nausea.
Post-Intubation Tracheal Tear Leading to Abdominal Compartment Syndrome A 46-year-old female with a history of asthma and anxiety presents to the emergency department (ED) with progressively worsenin
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Critical Care Alert: Effects of Buffered Crystalloids vs. Saline on Acute Kidney Injury in Resuscitation of ICU Patients A 60-year-old man presents to the emergency department with fever, productive
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Current Advances in Rapid Stroke Diagnosis At a rural acute stroke-ready hospital in the year 2030, you are using a tele-stroke tablet to evaluate a 62-year-old male en route by mobile computed tomog
REBOA: A Precious (Life)line A 25-year-old male is brought in by EMS with a gunshot wound. Vital signs are as follows: HR 130 BPM, BP 60/palp, RR 24, SpO2 99% RA, and temperature 37.5 Celsius. He app
Ahead of the Curve: Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness in the ED A 70-year-old male with a history of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure presents to the emergency department (ED) hypote