Category Archives: EM basics

Acute HIV

by Tatiana Havryliuk MD Dan Egan’s Acute HIV lecture Typical case seen in ED:  22yoM with no pmh with 3 days of fever and sore throat, some vomiting, diarrhea, nonspecific rash, aphthous ulcers, shotty cervical nodes. •       … Continue reading

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Hypertension in the ED

By Dena Asaad-Reiter MD EMRAP 2/2012 Hypertension in the ED is a confusing topic. One can think about hypertension in the ED in 3 general categories: Hypertensive emergency: elevated blood pressure in a symptomatic patient with evidence of end organ … Continue reading

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SMART Stress Testing

by William Fleishman MD This is a little bit of a behemoth lecture and summary –  but well worth it. Stress Test: A test to determine whether a patient has myocardial ischemia during tachycardia   Exercise stress: looking for ECG … Continue reading

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Physical and Chemical Restraints in the ED EMCRIT # 60

Post by Swathi Nadindla MD Emcrit Podcast #60: On Human Bondage and the Art of Chemical Takedown The agitated patient can be a danger to himself and even to the staff in your Emergency Department. Here are some pointers on … Continue reading

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How to Think Like an Emergency Physician

Post by Mike Guthrie, MD Here’s the link! Standard system for seeing patients, i.e., what is taught in medical school = Bottom up approach: Hx →PE→ Ddx→ ancillary testing→ treatment. Goal of standard system is to figure out a patient’s … Continue reading

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