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Intern Report Collection, Vol. 4

For your Friday afternoon, here's another batch of excellent write-ups from the EM interns at UT Southwestern. Our ongoing intern report series is the product of first-year residents exploring clinical questions they have found to be particularly intriguing, with an intended audience of med students...

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Mesenteric Ischemia: A Power Review

It’s a typical busy afternoon ED shift for you. The rack seems to be overflowing, and 3 new patients have just checked in. All have abdominal pain. You have a systematic approach to your abdominal pain patients. But, does your approach keep one critical diagnosis in mind? [...]

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The Low-Risk Chest Pain Conundrum: Part 1

[Editor's note: For a limited time, Tintinalli's is making their full chapter entitled "Chest Pain: Cardiac or Not?" available to emDocs readers.] Low-risk chest pain. Examining and challenging "standard of care."

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Ask Us Anything With Mike & Matt

Our AMA with Dr. Mike Mallin & Dr. Matt Dawson from the Ultrasound Podcast, held on Friday, November 14th from 2-3:30pm EST. Live Blog Ask Us Anything with Mike & Matt window.cilAsyncInit = function() {cilEmbedManager.init()};(function() {if (window.cilVwRand === undefined) { window.cilVwRa...

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The Wheeze That Wasn't – An Observation on Enterovirus D-68

These children are often a mixed picture of viral bronchitis/bronchiolitis PLUS an asthma exacerbation. Treatment with albuterol, ipratropium, magnesium sulfate, steroids, fluids, etc are all reasonable and prudent in this population. If they begin to clinically improve within 30 minutes then you ca...

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The Future of Emergency Medicine Education

Trying to predict the future is a task that is riddled with risk. There is a very high potential that I will be wrong and my thoughts will end up being complete baloney. I'm okay with this. According to Strengths Finder 2.0, I'm futuristic, meaning that I'm inspired by the future and what could be, ...