Category Name: EM Cases

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EM Cases: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections – Myths and Misperceptions

Why do EM physicians spend so little time talking about the things we see the most often? You may not be as energized for cellulitis as you are for an ED thoracotomy, but skin and soft tissue infections are encountered on nearly every shift – and you can do a lot more good for a lot more patients by recognizing and treating these common infections the right way.

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EM Cases: Pediatric DKA

Learn the key historical and examination pearls to help pick up this sometimes elusive diagnosis, what the value of serum ketones are in the diagnosis of DKA, how to assess the severity of DKA to guide management, how to avoid the dreaded cerebral edema that all too often complicates DKA, how to bes...

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EM Cases: Blunt Ocular Trauma

EM Cases discusses the most important diagnoses to consider, describe how physical exam in queen while CT can misguide you, explain a simple approach to orbital compartment syndrome with retrobulbar hematoma, give you tips on lateral canthotomy, how to pick up subtle hyphemas, why sickle cell patien...

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EM Cases: Fever in the Returning Traveler

You might be thinking that it’s impossible to learn all the thousands of details of the dozens of different tropical diseases – true. However, in the ED, while we don’t need to know every detail of every tropical disease, and don’t necessarily need to make the exact diagnosis right away, we...

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EM Cases: Toxic Alcohols – Minding the Gap

Learn the knowledge of toxic alcohol poisoning recognition, clinical and lab clues, limitations of the osmolar gap, goals of management, time sensitive treatments and more…

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EM Cases: Obesity Emergency Management

Not only are obese patients at higher risk for morbidity and mortality, but obesity emergency management is complicated by the patient’s altered cardiopulmonary physiology and drug metabolism. This can make their acute management much more challenging and dangerous.

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EM Cases: Emergency Radiology Controversies

So, with the help of ‘the walking encyclopedia of EM’ Dr. Walter Himmel and North York General’s Deputy Chief of Radiology Dr. Ryan Margau, we’ll discuss a few emergency radiology controversies, pearls and pitfalls!