Browsing: Hematology

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Deep venous thrombosis is a can't-miss diagnosis. Learn how to use the 3-point ultrasound exam to make sure DVTs do not go unnoticed.
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The incidence of post-viral ITP is about 1 per 20,000 children a year. Two-thirds of children who develop ITP have had a recent viral illness. The mechanism is not fully understood but typically resul
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Warfarin-induced skin necrosis (WISN) is a rare condition thought to be due to microvascular thrombosis and ischemia and is commonly related to protein C deficiency. Recognition of WISN is critical to
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Contraceptive use increases the risk of enlarged hepatocellular adenomas and significant bleeding. When screening for medical history and medication lists, emergency physicians should ask women with a
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Acquired methemoglobinemia, a pathologic condition due to elevated quantities of methemoglobin in the blood, is an infrequent presentation in a healthy adult patient. This case illustrates the risk as
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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
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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
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Hemoperitoneum during pregnancy is an emergent condition that places the mother and fetus at risk.
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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.
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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