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Top Articles of 2021

One of the best things about EM Resident is its enduring nature - core concepts and fundamental approaches stand the test of time, as proven by the fact that many of our most-read articles of 2021 were first printed in prior years. Enjoy! 

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Most-Read Articles of 2021
A refresher on ventilator alarms, a rundown of the HINTS exam, RSI basics, and arterial line placement, a review of the crashing patient with critical aortic stenosis: all of these previously published papers topped our charts in 2021.

Additional most-read articles from EM Resident this year include: 

• STEMI Equivalents: Can't-Miss Patterns
Daniel Kreider, MD; Jeremy Berberian, MD

• How to Manage MDMA Toxicity
Amit Gupta, MD; Daniel O. Bral, DO, MPH; Miguel Reyes, MD

• Penile Mondor's Disease: Rare or Just Under-diagnosed?
Jett MacPherson; Saundra Jackson, MD, RDMS, FACEP

• Terminal Extubation in the ED: Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine
Marc Cassone, DO; Garrett Stoltzfus, MD; Eric Melnychuk, DO

• Positivity Amidst a Pandemic
Briana Corkill

• Policy Shift in the Opioid Epidemic: An Update on the X-Waiver
Alexander Schin; Halla Bates

• How to Approach the Pediatric Elbow
Shahfar Khan, MD, FAAP; Brian D. Novi, DO; Youck Jen Sui Navarro, MD; Dorota Pazdrowska-Chawdhry, MD; Erica Poletto, MD

• Nobody Nose: A Case Report of Spontaneous Nasal Septal Abscess
Ashley Werbin, DO; Andrew Schaffrinna, MD

• Financial Impacts of ED Observation Units: Literature and Strategies Review
Clinton Lam; Jared Ditkowsky, MD; Vineet Kumar Sharma, MD, MS; Nicholas Stark, MD, MBA

• Ocular Instillation of Cyanoacrylate Adhesive: A Case Report
Marwa K. Maki; Jason W. David, MD, Capt (USAF)


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