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Influenza and the Flu Vaccine Approximately 90% of children who died from influenza in 2013 were not vaccinated. An estimated 10-20% of the world's population is infected annually with influenza. Up
What's the Diagnosis? Case 1. The Patient A 44-year-old male with a history of upper extremity DVT and MRSA positivity presents with a constant, throbbing left wrist and forearm pain. He denies any t
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Electrical Injuries in Children From the September 2013 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, “An Evidence-Based Approach to Electrical Injuries in Children.” Reprinted with permission. To
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Emergency Department Bradydysrhythmias From the September 2013 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “Evaluation And Management of Bradydysrhythmias in the Emergency Department.” Reprinted with perm
Promoting and Expanding Ultrasound's Use in Central Venous Catheter Placement Historically there have been various ways to place central lines. Ultrasound-guided central line placement has emerged as
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Unexpected Discoveries: The Not-So-Incidental Radiographic Finding As the use of imaging modalities continues to increase in frequency, the incidence of unexpected radiographic findings continues to
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The ProCESS Trial: A Landmark Study in Sepsis Management An interview with two experts Drs. David Huang and Haney Mallemat answer some questions regarding the study and its implications. Dr. Huang is
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Adult-Sized Problems It was one of my first shifts of residency after spending a few years with the U.S. Marines. Until recently, I had not treated a patient under the age of 17 since my internship t
Practical Tips: When and How to Use a Femoral Nerve Block An 82-year-old female shows up  in your ED with severe hip pain    after a fall at home. You already know what the x-ray is before you see it
A Temporal Problem: Diagnosing and Treating Viral Encephalitis in the ED Case Report A 49-year-old male presents to the emergency department with two days of confusion, agitation, and speech abnormal