Browsing: Infectious Disease

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted EM residents from Chicago's Swedish Hospital to reach out to their community, visiting local businesses to help educate and protect citizens.
Thrust into a pandemic unlike any other, health professionals today must continually adapt. Protocols change at dizzying rates, while the physical and mental demands of our jobs increase exponentially
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire country, but early data suggest its effects have been particularly devastating on Black and Latino communities.
We explore a case of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) reactivation without typical skin findings in a 66-year-old patient who presented with mastoiditis and encephalitis.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the hospital bursting at the seams and patients growing sicker and sicker as they edged toward a lonely death, I answered.
A pandemic has introduced the house of medicine to unprecedented numbers of hiring freezes, suspended bonuses, and scaled-back continuing medical education funds and stipends. Add to that looming cuts
A novel antibiotic that may play a role in ED management of community acquired pneumonia is lefamulin. What is this medication? How could it fit in the ED paradigm for pneumonia treatment?
What counts as the "first day"? Is it the intern welcome party? Hospital orientation? When computer access is finally granted? The intern class of 2020 has had a very different experience.
Septic arthritis is a rheumatologic emergency, which may lead to permanent joint damage and a mortality rate of 10-15%. If left untreated, non-gonococcal septic arthritis can destroy articular cartila
Treating a rash that follows no pattern and appears after a vacation? Check for cutaneous larva migrans. Humans are accidental hosts who often acquire this infestation while walking barefoot on soil t