Category Name: EM Cases

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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!

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EM Cases: Disaster Medicine

Disaster medicine is the “universal subspecialty”. Why? Because all physicians could be called upon to help their communities in times of crisis, and because disaster medicine is the ultimate team sport. Emergency Medicine is particularly well suited to take a lead in disaster medicine. We own this.

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EM Cases: Occult Knee Injuries Pearls and Pitfalls

There are a whole slew of very important occult knee injuries – those that have a normal or near normal x-ray – that can cause serious morbidity if you miss them, and for the catchall soft tissue injuries there are some subtleties in diagnosis and management that will make a real difference to our patients.