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Surviving Sepsis Guidelines recommend crystalloids for initial fluid resuscitation then switching to albumin when crystalloids are insufficient. There is debate regarding using colloid as an initial r
The top cause of line-of-duty deaths among firefighters is not trauma, burns, or asphyxiation from smoke. It is sudden cardiac events. EMS directors can have a profound impact on the health and longev
A 54-year-old male with a history of hypertension presents to the ED with palpitations. What is your interpretation of his EKG?
This case study highlights the need to investigate patients who present with non-specific complaints with a potentially life-threatening cause in mind.
Although the majority of residency programs offer elective opportunities, few provide the foundation for formal global health experiences. Yet the benefits of international clinical rotations for a ph
Probiotics are moving from "alternative" practice into mainstream medical management.
Inborn errors of metabolism can present with a variety of nonspecific signs and symptoms. While individually rare, as a class of disorders they are not uncommon and should be recognized and treated ap
The DAWN and DEFUSE trials have expanded the window for stroke intervention. How is that affecting prehospital care?
Ultrasound-guided subclavian vein access is a safe, effective and efficient option for central venous cannulation. Using ultrasound can decrease the time to cannulation in addition to many of the fear
The advent of antibiotics turned Lemierre's Syndrome into "the forgotten disease." But this easily misdiagnosed condition can potentially be fatal.