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We’re Moving !!!

Filed in Admin by on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
We’re Moving !!!

    We’re in the process of moving and consolidating all our emergency medicine sites to one location.            Please come visit our new home.    

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QuizEM # 28

Filed in Cardiology by on August 10, 2014 0 Comments
QuizEM # 28

A 23-year old male presents to the emergency department with symptoms of dizziness and palpitations.  He was playing basketball one hour ago, when after a brief sprint down the court he felt quite dizzy and short of breath.  He sat down to rest, but the symptoms persisted.  He has no cardiac Hx or risk factors. […]

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QuizEM # 27 : Figure 1

QuizEM # 27 : Figure 1

Figure 1 : Image of the Week This photo was taken during a thromboendarterectomy for treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Surgery is the only definitive therapy for this condition, which occurs in a small proportion of acute pulmonary embolism patients. Photo credit: Sean Love/Figure 1 Medical Images   1.  Do you know when […]

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QuizEM # 26

Filed in Pulmonary, Toxicology by on June 13, 2014 0 Comments
QuizEM # 26

 A 44 year-old male is brought in by EMS after an accidental heroin overdose. The patient was found sitting in his car unconcious and apneic with pin-point pupils and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The patient was resuscitated with 2mg of intranasal Narcan (Naloxone) followed by another 2mg as an intramuscular injection. The patient was […]

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QuizEM # 25

Filed in Trauma by on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
QuizEM # 25

A 45 yr-old male arrives via ambulance in the emergency department found lying on the sidewalk unresponsive but with stable vital signs and no acute signs of trauma. The patient is very well known to EMS and emergency department staff and has a history of chronic alcohol abuse.  Upon arrival in the emergency department his […]

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QuizEM # 24

Filed in Obstetrics by on May 4, 2014 0 Comments
QuizEM # 24

 A 39 year-old female presents to the emergency department by ambulance from home with worsening dyspnea and fatigue over the past 3 days.  She is 6 days post-partum after an uncomplicated full-term vaginal delivery. This is her first pregnancy, during which she had developed gestational hypertension in the last 6 weeks of her pregnancy and […]

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QuizEM # 23

Filed in Medical Mnemonics by on April 19, 2014 0 Comments
QuizEM # 23

Many people find medical mnemonics very helpful for remembering certain differentials, presentations or toxidromes. Hopefully you too will find this new segment useful. This 4-yr male male is brought in for evaluation for rash and fever for 5 days.       What mnemonic could help you correctly diagnosis this child?         […]

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QuizEM # 22 : What’s My Sign ?

Filed in Radiology by on April 6, 2014 0 Comments
QuizEM # 22 :  What’s My Sign ?

  A 26 year-old male with acute alcohol intoxication presents to the emergency department with complaints of substernal chest discomfort which is made worse with deep inspiration.  The symptoms began 1 hour ago after three episodes of vomiting.  He has no past medical or surgical history.  He has no cardiac risk factors and is PERC negative (pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria). His vital […]

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QuizEM # 21

Filed in Pulmonary by on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
QuizEM # 21

A 72 year male presents to the emergency department with facial and periorbital soft-tissue swelling and associated increased shortness of breath.  Family states was just discharged from the hospital yesterday after having a left sided pneumonectomy last week and began having dyspnea and swelling around his face, neck and upper chest.  His vital signs are stable […]

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We’re evolving…

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We’re evolving…

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QuizEM # 20

Filed in Pulmonary by on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
QuizEM # 20

A 54 year-old male presents to the emergency department with symptoms of intermittent palpitations and mild dyspnea over the past few days.  He denies chest pain, pressure or tightness.  His past medical history is significant for type 2 diabetes which is diet controlled and hypertension which is well-controlled with Hydrochlorothiazide.  In addition to his Hctz, he […]

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QuizEM # 19

Filed in Ophthalmology by on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
QuizEM # 19

A 24 year-old male presents to the emergency department for evaluation of an eye injury with loss of vision.  The patient states he was playing soccer last night when the ball struck him in the face injuring his left eye.  There was no loss of consciousness.  The patient described some blurriness and loss of peripheral […]

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A new FOAMed site…

Filed in FOAM by on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
A new FOAMed site…

In the spirit of FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation), here’s another emergency medicine educational website. The PA corner hosts a collection of emergency medicine educational power-points, videos, images and links.      

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Filed in Uncategorized by on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
check us out…

If you enjoy our QuizEM site, please check out our EMPA Blog site, with links to important topics and the latest breaking news in Emergency Medicine.            

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QuizEM # 18

Filed in Cardiology by on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
QuizEM # 18

A 64-year-old is brought in by family from home.  He had been experiencing 8/10 intermittent, non-radiating, substernal chest pressure since last night.  Upon arrival in the emergency department his vitals signs are all within normal limits and his exam is physical exam is unremarkable.   His initial ECG performed immediately upon arrival is shown:    The usual […]

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