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Can the use of hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone and/or drotrecogin alfa improve clinical outcomes in patients with septic shock?
Working in a busy ski clinic brings a variety of sports medicine injuries into focus. When your patient is a downhill skier, knee injuries are the most common injury you'll see.
A 53-year-old man presents to the ED for worsening pain associated with a longstanding whole-body rash. He states that 2 years ago a small blemish started on his chest, and it spread to involve predom
An 89-year-old female with atrial fibrillation presents with altered mental status. What is your interpretation of her ECG?
Flaccid paralysis of the bilateral lower extremities in infants can be the presenting feature for a variety of diseases.
International medical electives are becoming increasingly popular among EM residents as programs take the initiative to provide a valuable educational experience for their residents while ensuring tim
Abdominal pain is not an uncommon presentation - but in this case it revealed an unusual diagnosis.
Hyperkalemia is generally defined as a potassium level > 5.5 mEq/L and can be further classified as mild (5.6–6.0 mEq/L), moderate (6.1–7.0 mEq/L), and severe (> 7.0 mEq/L). Etiologies frequently seen
Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Knowing the risk factors can help make sure you're prepared before it becomes life-threatening.
Consensus is lacking on specific thresholds to characterize massive hemoptysis because these numbers can be challenging to reliably obtain and fail to predict the severity of disease.