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Acute limb ischemia — a thromboembolic condition that occurs when arterial supply to the affected extremity becomes critically compromised — is a devastating condition if not expediently recognized an
Neurogenic pulmonary edema, associated with high mortality, can occur after any neurologic insult and is best addressed by controlling intracranial pressure.
Isolated traumatic gallbladder injury is extremely rare and must be thoroughly evaluated due to the complications associated with traumatic gallbladder injury.
Elderly patients with chest wall injuries have a mortality rate up to 13% - attributed in part to the effects of pain. EAST guidelines offer a range of analgesic options, but ultrasound-guided serratu
Although substance-induced rhabdomyolysis has been widely reported, the progression to compartment syndrome is not frequently encountered and usually of multifactorial etiology. Rapid recognition of t
Nonconvulsive status epilepticus has traditionally been thought of as a rare condition. There is little data regarding its true incidence, but evidence suggests it is far more common than once believe
Hemorrhage control programs such as Stop The Bleed remain a versatile option for responders of all backgrounds.
Before the pandemic it was estimated that up to 10% of children visiting the ED were victims of child abuse or neglect. We must be on the lookout for these patients and have a high index of suspicion
Tracheobronchial injury is a rare, but potentially life-threatening, complication of neck trauma. One bad hand of poker led to a 1-in-30,000 case presentation.
Electrical injuries range in severity from minor cutaneous burns to life-threatening internal organ damage and death. These injuries account for at least 30,000 non-fatal incidents and 1,000 fatalitie