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Review 3 cases and string together 6 quick management pearls to help you keep on your toes when a child comes into the ED with diabetic ketoacidosis.
The SEP-1 core measure instituted by CMS has been hotly debated. A new review of literature shows a lack of high-quality evidence to back up the specificity required in the sepsis bundle.
Blunt chest trauma may be more prevalent than you realize. Sharpen your clinical gestalt by understanding the most helpful diagnostic tools, such as troponin, EKG, and echocardiography.
An 87-year-old female presents with generalized weakness for the past several days after a recent increase in her diuretic medication by her cardiologist.
A climate assessment from November 2018 comprehensively measured the current and projected state of climate change and its effects on human health. It found what we as emergency physicians should alre
In April 2018, during my third year of residency, I completed a wilderness medicine educational trek to Mt. Everest base camp. The trip provided a glimpse of remote medical care in the Himalayan regio
A missed diagnosis of Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) can lead to Korsakoff syndrome, which carries a 20% mortality rate. Because this life-threatening condition can be easily misdiagnosed, it's importan
Patients with alcohol use disorder commonly present to the ED critically ill, with myriad underlying pathologies. Alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA) should be considered in anyone with prolonged and/or bing
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection and Takotsubo syndrome rarely occur in the same patient at the same time - but when that patient appears, will you be able to act decisively?