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Riding along with an ambulance crew is a great way to see the side of emergency medicine most ED-based physicians don't get to see. Just know your role and follow the code of the road.
Paradoxical coronary emboli are rare phenomena that nevertheless should remain on your differential when patients with low risk factors for coronary artery disease develop atraumatic chest pain.
The magic of the modified Valsalva maneuver in cardioverting certain dysrhythmias is not without its own risks.
Here's a case you don't see every day: a single dose of over-the-counter cold medicine led to an esophageal perforation, which then resulted in pneumomediastinum.
Emergency contraception is a key intervention when treating sexual assault survivors. Two options are currently underutilized in the ED: ulipristal acetate and copper intrauterine device.
ED vaccination strategies have been successful and reimbursable and are advocated by several major clinical practice advisory groups. So why aren't we offering flu vaccines routinely?
Retained foreign bodies are not uncommon in emergency medicine, but this case presented unusual circumstances as the patient had consulted a Reiki master for a regimen of colon cleansing.
Accidental poisonings account for nearly 70,000 pediatric visits to the ED every year. Which ingestions might be fatal, even at small doses? How will you know what to check in an asymptomatic patient?
Can prophylactic antibiotics affect the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?
The global hyper-awareness from exposure to 24/7 news and social media has left many people wanting to get more involved in medical missions. How can you make the most of a medical mission?