Browsing: Wilderness Medicine

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Western pygmy rattlesnake envenomations are a rare occurrence but should not be underestimated, as they cause significant morbidity. FabAV, also known as CroFab® (generic: crotalidae polyvalent immune
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As the popularity of surfing grows, the incidence of surf injuries — both minor and traumatic — will increase accordingly. Knowledge and awareness about the breadth of potential injuries is essential
The ICE-CRASH Study examined the effects of ECMO on neurological outcomes among patients with severe hypothermia. Get the summary and the take-home points pertinent to emergency medicine.
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After a 3-year hiatus, EMRA's Wilderness Medicine Committee's premier event returned at ACEP21 in Boston. Find out all about MedWAR 2021.
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Lyme disease is one of the most common vector-borne diseases in the United States, affecting over 300,000 people annually between June and December. This case report describes a less common cardiac ma
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Post-pandemic vacations are picking up steam - and outdoor getaways remain popular. Are you ready to handle bites, stings, and other envenomations?
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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
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How can you safely get outdoors? What do you need to plan to stay safe? How can you spend time in the wilderness responsibly? What impact can you have on the health of our planet and its future after
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The Divers Alert Network records more than 1,000 diving-related injuries each year. Treatment for patients with decompression sickness should not be delayed.
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Disaster medicine is a growing niche in emergency medicine. Two experts in the field, Paul Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, and Thomas Kirsch, MD, MPH, FACEP, share insights in this Q-and-A.