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Elemental EM

Elemental EM: Preeclampsia

In the ED, we see patients with asymptomatic hypertension who are frequently discharged with primary care follow-up. This post opens a brief discussion and opportunity for learning about an instance where asymptomatic hypertension requires urgent action, hypertension in pregnancy.

Elemental EM

Elemental EM: Retropharyngeal Abscess

Some days in your fast track or pediatric emergency department you will see countless sore throats with benign features. This post is a way to start a discussion on more dangerous features of sore throats.

Elemental EM

Elemental EM: Eating Disorders

It is challenging to incorporate core topics into a shift, especially uncommon core topics. Elemental EM aims to provide 5-minute rapid review of core topics that could be translated into interactive sessions with learners. Here is how to turn a simple syncope case into a brief learning session on eating disorders.

practice updates

In Vitro Fertilization Patient and ED presentations: Pearls and Pitfalls

Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) allows for gamete manipulation outside the body and includes in vitro fertilization (IVF). ART is gaining in popularity. These patients are monitored closely by a gynecologist, however certain dangerous illnesses may bring these patients to the emergency department. This post will review the basics of ART and its complications.


Recent Elective Abortion

Patients who undergo elective abortions may present to the emergency department for various symptoms and complications due to their recent procedures. This is a brief article of the complications of elective abortion. Workup and management of these complications are also reviewed.