Browsing: Infectious Disease

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
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
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
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.
The role of corticosteroids in severe infections, sepsis and ARDS has been a constantly evolving discussion and remains controversial. The recent APROCCHSs, ADRENAL and DEXA-ARDS along with other prio
The STAAMP Trial results show TXA, with a thus far demonstrated low adverse event rate, should be considered in all trauma patients as early as feasibly possible, and those with more severe forms of s
COVID-19 has brought a lot of negatives and challenges, so I will look for and take a positive wherever I can find it. One bright note this year: Pet adoptions are on the rise as people realize the he
Malaria is a rare diagnosis in the U.S. As such, providers outside of infectious disease specialists or those with experience in travel medicine or global health may not be familiar with the disease.
Since the coronavirus pandemic, emergency departments across the country have been experiencing lower volumes and higher acuity - including new cancer diagnoses in the ED.