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Hemoperitoneum during pregnancy is an emergent condition that places the mother and fetus at risk.
NSAIDs are the most commonly used class of drugs in the world. They possess analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Its GI side effects are most apparent and well-documented and can
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have become the preferred anticoagulant medication for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. However, recent c
This is a unique case of Lemierre's syndrome in a person who injects drugs (PWID) without a history of recent oropharyngeal infection or the presence of a central venous catheter.
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) can often be first diagnosed and recognized in an ED setting, both as a primary and incidental finding. Let's review a typical presentation and the unique pathology and s
A young woman presents with a 3-week history of fatigue, nausea, vomiting, heavy bleeding, and lightheadedness. Within hours she is intubated in the ICU. Follow the case management to understand an at
Symptoms of multiple myeloma can be as nondescript as weight loss, fatigue, generalized weakness, and bone pain. Focus on the classic tetrad of hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, and bony lytic les
This case study highlights the need to investigate patients who present with non-specific complaints with a potentially life-threatening cause in mind.
It's becoming more common to use thromboelastography and rotational thromboelastometry in the ED. What's your comfort level with TEG and ROTEM?
Methemoglobinemia can be fatal if not managed correctly. Make sure you know what to do for patients with this particular blood disorder.