Browsing: Infectious Disease

Navigating the match is difficult in routine times - and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means 2022 will be another unusual year in medical education. This compilation of resources, tailored for EM-boun
As the coronavirus continues to mutate, researchers are examining every treatment option. This study looks at the efficacy of convalescent plasma for patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19.
ED intubations are typically carried out using rapid sequence intubation (RSI), utilizing both a sedative agent and neuromuscular blocking agent. What are the indications and complications of opting f
When patients with sepsis are mechanically ventilated, which sedation leads to better outcomes: dexmedetomidine or propofol?
Lyme disease is one of the most common vector-borne diseases in the United States, affecting over 300,000 people annually between June and December. This case report describes a less common cardiac ma
Completing an EM intern year during the pandemic was...daunting. Along with seeing so much sadness these past months, every day I wonder – did I matter? Did I make a difference?
Include excipient lung disease (ELD) in the differential diagnosis when evaluating and treating a patient with a history of intravenous drug use presenting with respiratory failure and typical finding
Navigating uncertainty through challenging times has been a hallmark of the past year, and it became even more apparent in the spring with the release of the report about the changing EM workforce. We
Although it is rare, it is important to recognize C. canimorsus sepsis, as it is associated with high mortality rate and the patient can deteriorate rapidly.
The impact COVID-19 has had on our personal and professional livelihood cannot be taken lightly. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have focused our efforts on protecting our patients, our loved