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Hemoptysis: Key principles and management

Hemoptysis is defined as expectoration of blood originating from the tracheobronchial tree or lung parenchyma. It may be massive or non-massive, but the majority of patients with hemoptysis will have non-massive hemoptysis. This is a brief overview of the causes, evaluation and management of hemoptysis in the emergency department.

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Blast Crisis: ED-focused management

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a hematological malignancy that affects the leukocyte cell lineage. On occasion, a life threatening blast crisis can occur. CML is an important diagnosis for emergency physicians to be aware of so that they can manage complications that may occur. This is a brief review of CML and the management of several complications.

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Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Pearls and Pitfalls

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is an immune-related cause of low platelet levels. It is more common in children than adults, but may occur in both populations. This is a brief review of the signs and symptoms of ITP and initial treatment options in the emergency department.