recent articles


EM@3AM – Ectopic Pregnancy

A female patient, with a previous history of an ectopic pregnancy, presents to the ED with abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding following a positive home pregnancy test. What is the likelihood that the patient is experiencing a second ectopic pregnancy? Read this week's review to find out.


Tox Cards: Novel Synthetic Opioids

Fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives are causing a spike in overdose deaths, whereas deaths from prescription opioids are stabilizing. Patients overdosing on novel synthetic opioids or "designer opioids" can require high doses of naloxone. Health care personnel can be at risk for exposure without proper protection.


EM@3AM – Epididymitis

A 65-year-old male with epididymitis has been compliant with his antibiotic therapy for 4 days duration, but remains symptomatic. Is it time to consider an alternative diagnosis? Read this week's review to find out.