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Ongoing barriers to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder contribute to a major care gap, with only 10% of patients seeking long-term OUD treatment able to receive it. It's time to imp
POCUS for the Win is a case series for ultrasound enthusiasts to showcase the ability of ultrasound in making diagnoses at the bedside, often before formal imaging. In this case POCUS is used to diagn
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
In 2018, statistics show 15,605 children and adolescents were confirmed victims of physical abuse in the United States. It is vital to ensure a safe disposition for pediatric patients, as further harm
Protests have become a more common occurrence in 2020, and emergency physicians are seeing an increase in riot-related injuries in their hospitals. Become familiar with the weapons in the tactical and
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.
Emergency physicians are in a unique position to recognize human trafficking, as the emergency department may be the first or only contact a victim has with the medical community. This is why it is im
Do you know how to recognize potential victims of human trafficking in your ED? Know the signs and have strategies in place to offer care.