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Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

Author: Jennifer Robertson, MD (EM Attending Physician, Cleveland Clinic) // Edited by: Alex Koyfman, MD (@EMHighAK) Featured on #FOAMED REVIEW 30TH EDITION – Thank you to Michael Macias from emCurious for the shout out! Introduction Cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) is a rare condition, defined as a septic thrombophlebitis of the cavernous sinus. It is caused by […]

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Intern Report Collection, Vol. 5

Our ongoing intern report series is the product of first-year EM residents at UT Southwestern exploring clinical questions they have found to be particularly intriguing. For med students & junior residents – if you haven’t encountered these issues yet, you will!

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Novel Tips for Airway Management

Featured on #FOAMED REVIEW 28TH EDITION – Thank you to Michael Macias from emCurious for the shout out! Author: Joe Rogers, MD (Senior EM Resident, Rutgers-NJMS) // Editor: Alex Koyfman, MD & Justin Bright, MD The following is a compilation of helpful tips for managing the airway in the emergency department. **EAR TO STERNAL NOTCH POSITIONING** […]

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The Hypotensive ED Patient: A Sequential Systematic Approach

Treat the patient, not the number. A blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg in a chronically hypertensive patient can be dangerously low. Whatever the HPI may suggest, unbiased implementation of the bedside physical examination and sonography are crucial in the workup of unexplained hypotension. This four step systematic approach of sequentially assessing heart rate, volume status, cardiac performance, and systemic vascular resistance can narrow the differential and guide management.