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Semhar Tewelde, MD, and Amal Mattu, MD, with William Brady, MD, from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, published “Pitfalls in Electrocardiographic Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Low-Risk Chest Pain” in the June issue of the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (2017;18:601-606). (continued)
R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD, is a guest editor of this month's issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, on the topic of observation medicine. (continued)
Zachary D.W. Dezman, MD, and Amal Mattu, MD, with Richard Body, MB ChB, PhD, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, published the article titled “Utility of the History and Physical Examination in the Detection of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Emergency Department Patients,” in the June issue of the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (18:752-760). (continued)
Febrile seizures occur in children 6 months through 5 year olds. A complex febrile seizure occurs when the seizure is focal, prolonged (> 15 min),... (continued)
In patients presenting to the ED with suicidal ideation, physicians should not use currently available risk-assessment tools in isolation to identify... (continued)
Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (CAPS): A life-threatening “thrombotic storm” of multi-organ micro & macro thrombosis in patients... (continued)
Pituitary apoplexy is a sudden hemorrhage or infarction of the pituitary. It most commonly occurs in patients with preexisting pituitary adenomas,... (continued)
Take Home Point: In patients with diabetic gastroparesis, haloperidol may be an effective adjunctive treatment to prevent hospitalizations and reduce... (continued)