Category Name: EM Cases

EM Cases

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!

EM Cases

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.

EM Cases

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.

EM Cases

Alcohol Withdrawal: Pearls and Pitfalls

Alcohol use is extremely widespread throughout developed countries. It is estimated that 8 million people in the US are alcohol dependent. Approximately 20% of men and 10% of women will at some point in their lives have an alcohol-use disorder. About half of people with alcohol-use disorders will...

clinical cases

A Case of Non-bacterial Thromboembolic Endocarditis

A 59 year-old male presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of difficulty concentrating and loss of vision. He had presented to the same facility the day prior for chest pain, chills, and a cough. During his prior visit, the patient underwent a chest x-ray which demonstrated a co...