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EM@3AM: Hyper- and HypoCa

A 59-year-old male with history of CML presents to the emergency department with left sided flank pain. He was sitting in a chair 4 hours ago when the pain suddenly started. The pain has been constant since onset. He appears uncomfortable, with mild tenderness in the LLQ. Testicular exam is normal. What is your presumed diagnosis, and what is the most likely contributor?

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EM Cases: ED Stroke Management in the Age of Endovascular Therapy

Which patients need what type of scanning? Where should that scanning be done – at the stroke center or at the peripheral center? Which patients should get systemic thrombolytics? Which patients should get endovascular therapy? In this EM Cases main episode podcast, a follow up to our episode on TIA released in November 2018 with Walter Himmel and David Dushenski, we try to simplify the confusing time-based and brain tissue-based options for stroke management…