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EM@3AM – Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

A 37-year-old trauma patient, involved in a motor vehicle collision six hours prior to arrival and stabilized at a county hospital, is transferred to your ED. A nurse notes blood oozing from the man's central and peripheral lines. What laboratory studies do you order? If you're in need of a refresher, take a look at this week's review of disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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EM@3AM – Diarrhea

An 8-year-old male presents to the ED for 9 days of watery diarrhea. The patient's mother reports the onset of his symptoms following a family vacation to Mexico. Do you prescribe antibiotics? Read this week's review for helpful hints.

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EM@3AM – Hematuria

A 31 year-old female, undergoing ED evaluation for chronic back pain, is found to have microscopic hematuria on urinalysis. She is asymptomatic. Is follow-up advised? Let's review hematuria.