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What is the prevalence of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas co-infection rates, and if rapid testing for trichomoniasis is unavailable in the emergency department, should the clinician empirically
The issue of climate change and public health is what the World Health Organization calls the greatest health challenge of the 21st century. Climate change is happening now, patients are being affecte
As doctors, we are driven to help others. We also want to strengthen our community and propel our fields forward. I sought this fulfillment by involving myself in a medical project abroad.
Imagine you have a patient who reports symptoms of depression. After ruling out other causes, you turn to treatment that addresses their mental health and any underlying psychiatric illness - but you
A sick teen held in an ICE detention center was taken to the emergency department with non-specific findings of ascites and lymphadenopathy. Ultrasound helped differentiate omental tuberculosis from o
A 2015 study showed that when patients with opioid use disorder were started on buprenorphine with a behavioral intervention in the ED, they were 80% more likely to remain in treatment at 30 days.
COVID-19 has brought challenges that those in emergency medicine have worked tirelessly to address. The challenge of the increased pediatric abuse cases and limitations on reporting is no different, a
The Divers Alert Network records more than 1,000 diving-related injuries each year. Treatment for patients with decompression sickness should not be delayed.
The presentation of motor weakness in children is often alarming, difficult to characterize, and involves a large differential of uncommon pathologies. Tick paralysis is a rare but important cause of
Subdural empyemas are associated with significant morbidity and mortality if not recognized and treated promptly. The condition leads to purulent fluid collections between the dura and arachnoid mater