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Spontaneous iliopsoas injury, most commonly associated with athletes, is a rare cause of atraumatic hip pain - yet it should remain on your differential when evaluating hip or low back pain among the
Point-of-care ultrasound potentially saved a life in this case of cardiac tamponade in a patient with end-stage renal disease.
Cuff defects top the list of structural causes of air leak from endotracheal tubes. Being able to troubleshoot the problem without changing the ETT decreases risk to the patient and saves valuable tim
Once routinely prescribed for a variety of infections, fluoroquinolones have been shown to increase the likelihood of a host of negative effects and are now used sparingly. Do you know the 3 condition
A 62-year-old female presents with 1 hour of crushing substernal chest pain. What is your interpretation of this EKG?
The most common cause of torsades de pointes is acquired prolongation in the QT interval because of medication. Treating it may require pharmacologic pacing or, in some circumstances, mechanical pacin
Foreign body aspiration is a frequent complaint in the ED. Finding the culprit, however, is not always straightforward.
A dearth of acute interventions for mental and behavioral health means we discharge many of our most at-risk patients home without first being able to significantly reduce their symptoms. Can ketamine
Hydrofluoric acid is found in a variety of products and used in multiple industries, so exposure, while not exceedingly common, is not rare. Know how to treat HF toxicity and prevent contamination amo
As kratom becomes more ubiquitous in the United States, a growing body of literature calls into question the safety of this herbal supplement.