Category Name: em@3am

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EM@3AM – Esophageal Perforation

A patient presents to the ED with chest pain following an upper endoscopy. Initial CXR and gastrograffin esophagram are negative. What do you do? Read on for pearls regarding the management of esophageal perforation.

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EM@3AM – Flexor Tenosynovitis

Fusiform digit, finger held in flexion, pain with passive extension, tenderness to palpation of the flexor tendon sheath: you guessed it, let's talk flexor tenosynovitis.

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EM@3AM – Phenytoin Toxicity

Phenytoin toxicity: are there characteristic physical examination findings? Read this review for a rapid refresher.

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EM@3AM – Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis: is chemoprophylaxis indicated? Let's take a few minutes to review.

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EM@3AM – Delirium

The delirious patient: let's run the differential diagnosis.

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EM@3AM – Clostridium difficile Colitis

Clostridium difficile colitis: When should you suspect it and who should be tested? Let's take a minute to review a few pearls.

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EM@3AM – Compartment Syndrome

Pain with passive extension, paresthesias, poikilothermia, pallor, paralysis, and pulselessness: let's briefly discuss compartment syndrome.