Browsing: Infectious Disease

Subdural empyemas are associated with significant morbidity and mortality if not recognized and treated promptly. The condition leads to purulent fluid collections between the dura and arachnoid mater
A 48-year-old male with a past medical history of asthma and recent positive COVID-19 test presents to the ED with acute onset of palpitations and chest pressure followed by a brief syncopal episode.
There has never been a time when a novel virus that ravaged the world was sequenced, studied, and understood down to its genetic makeup so quickly in the entire span of humanity's existence.
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 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?
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