Browsing: Infectious Disease

With levels of COVID increasing globally, the full impact of the pandemic on the mental health of frontline workers is still to be determined. This study sought to assess emergency medicine (EM) physi
Physician suicide was already double the national average pre-COVID. Before social isolation, before PPE fatigue, before our jobs became even harder. One of the biggest problems with stress is that we
As the U.S. struggles to flatten the ever-rising curve of COVID-19, the virus has revealed a new weakness in the health care system. Despite putting their own health at risk to treat victims of the pa
How can you safely get outdoors? What do you need to plan to stay safe? How can you spend time in the wilderness responsibly? What impact can you have on the health of our planet and its future after
Spinal epidural abscesses are a rare condition affecting the spinal column, but if left untreated, they can rapidly become fatal.
Imagine you have a patient who reports symptoms of depression. After ruling out other causes, you turn to treatment that addresses their mental health and any underlying psychiatric illness - but you
A sick teen held in an ICE detention center was taken to the emergency department with non-specific findings of ascites and lymphadenopathy. Ultrasound helped differentiate omental tuberculosis from o
What is the prevalence of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas co-infection rates, and if rapid testing for trichomoniasis is unavailable in the emergency department, should the clinician empirically
COVID-19 has brought challenges that those in emergency medicine have worked tirelessly to address. The challenge of the increased pediatric abuse cases and limitations on reporting is no different, a
The presentation of motor weakness in children is often alarming, difficult to characterize, and involves a large differential of uncommon pathologies. Tick paralysis is a rare but important cause of