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If a patient presents with recent trauma, neck pain, headache or neck manipulation with signs or symptoms of stroke, cervical artery dissection should be considered.
Fluid resuscitation guidelines for severe sepsis and septic shock presently address only the initial phase of resuscitation. The RIFTS trial examines the efficacy of a restrictive IV fluid resuscitati
As the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation becomes more prevalent, emergency physicians should understand the history of ECMO, how it works, when it's indicated, and what role it plays in the e
Emergency medicine is uniquely positioned to respond to new crises as they arise. One such crisis is unfolding in the Middle East, where a humanitarian crisis in Yemen highlights the need for global e
Does early neuromuscular blockade accompanied by heavy sedation in ARDS cases improve all-cause in-hospital mortality rates? The ROSE trial investigates.
When trying to resuscitate patients with septic shock, which offers better guidance for intervention: measuring capillary refill or trending lactate levels? The Andromeda SHOCK trial studied patients
Although asphyxiant exposure is a relatively uncommon phenomenon, it is important to keep in mind when evaluating an altered patient or a patient who has been found down, particularly in industrial or
The most common cause of torsades de pointes is acquired prolongation in the QT interval because of medication. Treating it may require pharmacologic pacing or, in some circumstances, mechanical pacin
Point-of-care ultrasound potentially saved a life in this case of cardiac tamponade in a patient with end-stage renal disease.
Cuff defects top the list of structural causes of air leak from endotracheal tubes. Being able to troubleshoot the problem without changing the ETT decreases risk to the patient and saves valuable tim