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Approach to Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome A 43-year-old homeless Hispanic male presents to the emergency department (ED) complaining of generalized pain and weakness. On exam he is anxious, diaphoretic
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Clinical Utility of BNP in Acute Congestive Heart Failure You are working in the acute side of your emergency department when EMS brings in a patient in respiratory distress on CPAP. EMS reports a 58
Fractures and Fat Globules: Fat Embolism Syndrome EMS brings in a 20-year-old male who jumped from an overpass in a suicide attempt. He arrives with normal hemodynamics and is found to have bilatera
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A Brief History of Emergency Medical Services in the United States Pre-hospital emergency care in the modern age is often described as a “hierarchy” of human and physical resources utilized in the ac
ED-ECMO: Coming Soon to an ED Near You A 52-year-old man experiences crushing sub-sternal chest pain while walking through the mall and slumps to the floor. EMS performs an EKG and notes tombstone ST
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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: The Anti-Munchies Introduction "The munchies” is a common term familiar to both casual and chronic marijuana users that amusingly describes the appetite-stimulating
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EMRA Sports Medicine Fellowship Playbook The EMRA Sports Medicine Division is excited about its mission to increase awareness, resources, and opportunity for those emergency medicine (EM) residents a
Redefining the (Emergency) Physician-Astronaut (All images courtesy of NASA. Above, emergency physician Scott Parazynski, MD, participates in an Extravehicular Activity during STS-120, the 23rd shutt
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Toxic Shock Syndrome A 36-year-old man presents to the emergency department (ED) with altered mental status. Family reveals no significant medical history outside of recurrent epistaxis and a progres
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Urinary Tract Infections From the July 2014 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Tract Infections in the Emergency Department.” Reprinted with permission. To ac