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EM Care of the Obese Patient: Pearls & Pitfalls

As the obesity epidemic continues to rise, we must be equipped to deal with the challenges that these patients bring to the emergency department. Dr. Mallemat discusses the pearls & pitfalls of the obese patient in EM, as well as some useful tips & tricks.

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The Febrile HIV Patient

In the febrile HIV patient, there are many diagnostic dilemmas and potential life-threatening disease processes which make the diagnosis and treatment difficult. When approaching these patients, it is useful to separate complications into organ systems and then try to estimate the patient's immune status if it is not known.

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Osteomyelitis in Kids

Another tasty Ped EM Morsel to complement last week's adult osteomyelitis post by Ben Cooper. Thanks to Sean M. Fox, MD (@PedEMMorsels) for this great post!

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Neuro Intubation Highlights

You are working a busy shift when you receive a phone call from EMS that they are bringing in a “sick trauma patient.” As you prepare the trauma bay, the patient arrives. He is the victim of an assault and in clear need of intubation. He is unconscious with a GCS of 5, HR 125, BP 180/11, Sp02 88...

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Acute Ataxia in the ED Highlights

The word "ataxia", comes from the Greek word, " a taxis" meaning "without order or incoordination". Learn how to evaluate and gain tips/pearls on acute ataxia in the emergency department.