Browsing: April 2019

Probiotics are moving from "alternative" practice into mainstream medical management.
This case study highlights the need to investigate patients who present with non-specific complaints with a potentially life-threatening cause in mind.
Inborn errors of metabolism can present with a variety of nonspecific signs and symptoms. While individually rare, as a class of disorders they are not uncommon and should be recognized and treated ap
The DAWN and DEFUSE trials have expanded the window for stroke intervention. How is that affecting prehospital care?
The advent of antibiotics turned Lemierre's Syndrome into "the forgotten disease." But this easily misdiagnosed condition can potentially be fatal.
Ultrasound-guided subclavian vein access is a safe, effective and efficient option for central venous cannulation. Using ultrasound can decrease the time to cannulation in addition to many of the fear
Decreasing the nurse-to-patient ratio immediately increases the frequency of medication errors and all-cause mortality for all patients in the ED — not only the critically ill ones who just arrived.
It's been an exciting spring for advocacy. We stay alert so that every time a decision that affects EM residents' lives is being made, the EM residents' voice on the matter is heard loud and clear.
One of the most hotly contested topics in health policy right now is the issue of balance billing, which can leave patients with exorbitant bills while emergency physicians' services go unpaid. Learn
Excited delirium syndrome is a common yet poorly characterized ED presentation with a wide differential diagnosis. Patients are often identified initially by law enforcement, but attempts to control i