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Emergency Medicine - Adult and Pediatric



  • Identifying and Responding to Potential Cases of Human Trafficking in the Emergency Department

    This paper aims to equip the emergency physician with essential knowledge and practical skills to identify and respond when confronted with potential cases of trafficking.

  • Teen Pregnancies in the ED Part 1: First Trimester

    This article is the first of a two-part series that focuses on an important emergency medicine topic — teenage pregnancy. In this first part, the author focuses on the unique features that affect diagnosis and management of pregnancy in adolescence. Part two will focus on obstetrical emergencies in pregnant teenagers.

  • Evaluation and Management of Neck Trauma

    The neck is a complex region that may have injuries that range from minor to life-threatening. An understanding of the anatomy and potential injuries is essential to optimize patient care and outcomes.

  • Altered Mental Status: Geriatric Edition

    The emergency department often is the first point of contact with healthcare professionals for older adults with altered mental status. As such, the emergency physician needs to approach these patients with confidence and expertise regarding diagnosing and managing underlying conditions that may be the etiology of a patient’s acute alteration in mental status.

  • Preparing for Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations in the ED

    Asthma is a common disease in pediatrics, with exacerbations occurring frequently. Every clinician who cares for children must be familiar with recognition and timely management to optimize each child's outcome.

  • Oncologic Emergencies

    Oncologic emergencies cover a variety of conditions and complications that may occur in conjunction with malignancy. These include the initial presentations of new cancer diagnoses, complications of metastatic disease, and issues related to the adverse effects of treatment.

  • Globally Connected and Universally at Risk: Mosquito-Borne Diseases in the 21st Century

    Climate change has altered and expanded the geographical distribution for key vectors of travel-related and mosquito-borne illnesses, making some of these diseases endemic to areas where they were absent in the recent past. Therefore, it is imperative that emergency practitioners become familiar with travel-related and global illnesses, their geographical prevalence, current epidemiologic trends, clinical presentations, and emergency management.

  • Sickle Cell Disease in the Emergency Department

    Sickle cell disease is a complex condition with diverse potential complications. In the emergency department setting, physicians should be aware of the life-threatening pathologies that can affect patients with sickle cell disease.

  • Pediatric Burn Care: Strategies for Identification and Treatment

    Pediatric burn injuries, especially minor, are an essential part of caring for children. Classification of the depth of injury, recognition of nonaccidental trauma, and appropriate care are all critical aspects of management. The authors comprehensively review pediatric burn care.

  • Hanging and Strangulation Injuries in Intimate Partner Violence

    Strangulation and hanging injuries are underidentified by healthcare providers, often because of the lack of external physical signs of trauma. A systematic approach to clinical evaluation and treatment, using an interdisciplinary team, is important to ensure positive outcomes for this vulnerable patient population.