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Outpatient PE treatment

Editor's note: This post was listed in the LITFL Review 153's "Best of #FOAMed" category. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) (deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) has an incidence of roughly 1 in 1,000 with an incidence of PE with or without DVT of 2.3 per 10,000. One major factor to consider is ...

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Ultrasound for Pediatric Skull Fractures

Diagnose important traumatic injuries quickly, avoid unnecessary ionizing radiation in kids, and do so with an extremely easy ultrasound application to learn. Moreover, skull fracture found to be more predictive than scalp swelling or vomiting for traumatic brain injury, increasing likelihood by 4-fold to 20-fold.

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Intern Report Collection, Vol. 3

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! A Case of Elevated BP by Benjamin Tr...

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EKG Practice #2

Ray Fowler, MD is Professor of EM / EMS at UTSW / Parkland. Edited by Alex Koyfman, MD. Case #1 A 38 year-old female presents about a month after having had epigastric and chest pain that was quite severe for an entire day about a month ago. She took some Zantac and Maalox, felt better, and went to ...

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Ask Me Anything with Scott Weingart, MD (@emcrit)

Live Blog Ask Me Anything with Scott Weingart window.cilAsyncInit = function() {cilEmbedManager.init()};(function() {if (window.cilVwRand === undefined) { window.cilVwRand = Math.floor(Math.random()*10000000); }var e = document.createElement('script');e.async = true;var domain = (document.locat...

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D-List Superbugs: Influenza

Influenza is spread primarily through large respiratory droplets or contamination of surfaces. About 4 days after exposure patients will typically start to develop an abrupt onset of fever, headache, myalgias or dry cough—generally this presentation will be considered an uncomplicated influenza il...