Browsing: May 2016

Unforeseen Dangers: Keeping an Eye on Endophthalmitis A 58-year-old female presents to the ED with a chief complaint of right eye pain. She underwent cataract surgery 2 days prior and has experienced
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Weighed Down by Words: How to Recognize and Avoid Anchoring Bias “Chief complaint: flank pain.” I started thinking about my differential: nephrolithiasis, urinary tract infection, pyelonephritis, pel
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Amal Mattu, MD, FACEP (@amalmattu) You might know Amal Mattu as a social media giant, with 16,600 Twitter followers, countless readers of his popular blog, ECGWeekly, and an army of faithful podcast
Spotlight on An International EM Doc Hilmar Kjartansson, MD, FACEM, a native of Grindavik, Iceland (a small fishing town near Reykjavik), works as the clinical director of emergency medicine at the N
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A Leg Up: Management of Chronic Wounds in the ED A 54-year-old male with a history of hypertension and morbid obesity presents to the emergency department (ED) with bilateral foot, ankle, and calf pa
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Q & A: Medical Student Council - New Leadership, Same Goal The EMRA Medical Student Council is among the busiest branches of our bustling association, with student membership growing exponentially in
How LOW Can You Go? Sulfonylurea-Induced Hypoglycemia A 66-year-old female with a past medical history of diabetes mellitus type two and dementia presents to your emergency department with hypoglycem
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Not all Stridor is Croup Although a common presenting symptom, stridor can be the first sign of a serious and potentially life-threatening condition within the pediatric po
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Top 5 Charting Pitfalls In general, residents receive very little education in billing and coding. But there's value in being able to quickly and efficiently churn out patient notes while achieving t
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Under Pressure: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome A 24-year-old male arrives to the emergency department (ED) after a motor vehicle collision. Initial workup reveals pelvic fractures with a small amount