Sarah E. Fabiano, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

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Ectopic pregnancies are the leading cause of maternal mortality within the first trimester of pregnancy.5 The standard of care for workup and diagnosis includes a quantitative β-hCG and ultrasound ima
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Brain abscesses can be difficult to diagnose and often mimic other intracranial pathology such as stroke or malignancy. These patients may not exhibit infectious symptoms such as fever, leukocytosis,
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Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of non-traumatic sudden death in young individuals and most well-known for causing sudden cardiac death in athletes. While most known for b
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Nasopharyngeal tumors are exceedingly rare but their clinical presentation often includes symptoms commonly seen in the ED. These may include symptoms of more benign conditions, such as rhinitis or si
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If a patient presents with recent trauma, neck pain, headache or neck manipulation with signs or symptoms of stroke, cervical artery dissection should be considered.
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A thyroid storm is an acute, life-threatening emergency that requires timely recognition and management. Left untreated, the mortality rate is 80-100%.
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Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains a major cause of cardiovascular disease in developing nations. However, in industrialized nations with routine access to vaccines and antibiotics to treat Group A
CNS Toxoplasmosis A 26-year-old Spanish-speaking female patient presents to the emergency department (ED) with right-sided weakness after a witnessed seizure. The patient is postictal, combative, and