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EM@3AM – Atrial Fibrillation

A patient presents with chest pain and hypotension. EKG demonstrates an irregularly irregular rhythm, absent p waves. Is it time to cardiovert? Let's review the management of atrial fibrillation.

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EM@3AM – Cardiac Tamponade

Let's review a few pearls regarding the evaluation and treatment of a patient with cardiac tamponade.

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EM@3AM – Cauda Equina Syndrome

A patient with saddle anesthesia and unilateral lower extremity weakness: you guessed it, let's review cauda equina syndrome.

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EM@3AM – Carbon Monoxide Toxicity

A patient who's using a gasoline-powered generator to heat his apartment presents with a headache: let's talk carbon monoxide toxicity.

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EM@3AM – Appendicitis

Right lower quadrant pain, McBurney's point tenderness, and an obturator sign in the absence of leukocytosis: are you making the call to surgery? Read our quick refresher on the management of appendicitis.

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EM@3AM – Traumatic Limb Amputation

Traumatic limb amputation: antibiotics? radiographs? If you're in need of a refresher, we've got you covered.