Browsing: August 2016

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How Becoming a Patient's Family Member Changed Me as a Doctor How on earth did patients and loved ones who have no formal training in health care or medicine manage to keep their composure when battl
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Letter from the Editor I cried the first time I read general surgery resident Dr. Joshua Corso's Facebook post about his blood-stained shoes in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting. It went somethin
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Bridging the Gap: Gender and Leadership in Emergency Medicine Emergency medicine (EM) residents face many time constraints: long work hours, endless emails, reading lists, research requirements, and
Board Review Questions: August 2016 Provided by PEER VIII. PEER (Physician's Evaluation and Educational Review in Emergency Medicine) is ACEP's gold standard in self-assessment and educational review
Bupropion: Skinny Happy Drug or Toxicologic Menace? A 24-year-old woman with a history of bulimia and depression is brought to the emergency department by ambulance. The patient is agitated and unab
Ahead of the Curve: Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness in the ED A 70-year-old male with a history of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure presents to the emergency department (ED) hypote
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Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Infective Endocarditis Pediatric infective endocarditis (IE) is a diagnostically challenging infection in children, as it often presents with vague or subtle sig
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In-Service Exams, E-Orals, and a New Emergency Medicine Dual Specialty Updates from the American Board of Emergency Medicine Today's emergency medicine residents are more tech-savvy than ever, and th
Introducing the ALTO Alternatives to Opioids Program Steven Stack, MD, FACEP, an emergency medicine physician and immediate past-president of AMA, confronted the crisis in an open letter to America's
Sepsis-3: Redefining Sepsis What EM Residents Need to Know Sepsis definitions were last revised in 2001. Since then, discoveries have been made regarding the pathobiology, management, and epidemiolog