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Emergency Medicine General



  • Fracture-Related Complications

    The goal of this review is to familiarize emergency physicians with the initial assessment of fractures as well as the identification and management of immediate, early, and late-stage fracture complications.

  • Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock

    This issue will review the management of traumatic hemorrhage in the emergency department, highlighting prehospital care, recognition of hemorrhagic shock, initial resuscitative measures, massive hemorrhage protocol, reversal agents, and technological advancements in medical and mechanical support for traumatic hemorrhage.

  • Complications of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

    Alcohol use is the leading cause of liver disease and the second most common reason for liver transplantation in the United States. This article will discuss the complications seen in alcohol-related liver disease.

  • Pediatric Chest Trauma

    Pediatric thoracic trauma is the second highest cause of pediatric trauma mortality. It is critical for emergency care providers to be aware of the anatomic and physiologic differences in children, which result in significantly different injury patterns than adults. The authors highlight the essential steps for diagnosis and management of pediatric thoracic injuries.

  • The Hippocratic Oath: Are We Hurting Ourselves and Each Other?

    Our goal is to open a discussion about burnout, contributors that lead to burnout, and steps to deal with, minimize, and prevent burnout, which will facilitate better care for patients and caregivers alike.

  • New Advances in Cardiac Arrest Treatment

    Cardiac arrest requires emergent medical intervention, with the goal of perfusing the brain and other major organs while attempting to reverse the underlying etiology causing the arrest.

  • Complications of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in the Emergency Department Setting

    It is critical for providers in emergency department settings to be aware of the risks associated with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placement and management of ICD malfunctions and complications.

  • Acute Shoulder Injuries in the Emergency Department

    Shoulder injuries account for a significant portion of musculoskeletal injuries evaluated in the emergency department.The incidence is projected to increase dramatically over the next decade because of changing population characteristics. Emergency medicine clinicians must be prepared to care for shoulder injuries from direct trauma and overuse from sporting activities or occupational injuries.

  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

    Skin and soft tissue infections represent a large portion of infections treated in the emergency department. Early diagnosis and treatment of severe infections decrease morbidity and mortality in addition to healthcare costs. It is important for the emergency provider to understand the pathophysiology associated with the development of these infections and the recommendations for the specific treatment based on clinical presentation.

  • Reversal of Oral Anticoagulation in the Emergency Department

    This review will describe the physiological components of the clotting cascade, highlight common anticoagulant agents in use, and discuss means of oral anticoagulation reversal.