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EM@3AM: Basilar Skull Fractures

A 19-year-old male presents after an MVC. Another passenger reports that the patient hit his head on the seat in front of him. His GCS is 12, and you find hemotympanum, serosanguineous discharge bilaterally from the nares, and CN III palsy on exam. What’s the next step in your evaluation and treatment?

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EM@3AM: Ovarian Torsion

A 30-year-old female presents to the ED with sudden onset right lower quadrant and flank pain. She has also had severe nausea and vomiting. Abdominal exam reveals significant right lower quadrant tenderness, and pelvic exam reveals tender right adnexa. What’s the next step in your evaluation and treatment?

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EM@3AM: Orbital Cellulitis

A 12-year-old male is brought to the ED by his mom for right eye swelling and pain. The patient reports pain with extra ocular motion and decreased vision in the right eye. You see extensive right eyelid swelling. What’s the next step in your evaluation and treatment?

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EM@3AM: Mesenteric Ischemia

A 65-year-old male with a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation presents with diffuse, severe abdominal pain after eating. He is not on anticoagulation. He has had some bloody stool. What do you need to consider, and what’s your next step in your evaluation and treatment?

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EM@3AM: Lyme Disease

A 35-year-old male presents for intermittent fevers, abdominal pain, and headaches for 3 weeks. On further questioning, he also states he has arthralgias. Review of systems is remarkable for a recent camping trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Minnesota. You find a bulls-eye rash on his trunk. What are your next steps?

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EM@3AM: Methanol Toxicity

A 62-year-old male brought in by EMS for altered mental status and complaints of visual disturbances. Per the EMS report, the patient had homemade moonshine found in his living room. The patient is confused and states his vision is globally diminished as if he were looking through a snowstorm. He also describes a headache and dizziness. What’s the diagnosis, and what’s your next step in your evaluation and treatment?