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Emergency Medicine General



  • Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    This article reviews the typical and atypical presentations of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage and its complications. It also will discuss management of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage and its complications, with a focus on treatment in the emergency setting.

  • Management of Seizures in the Emergency Department

    While most seizures will be brief and self-limited, prolonged seizure activity and status epilepticus represent high morbidity and mortality presentations. This review aims to summarize the best available evidence on seizure evaluation, classification, and acute management.

  • EMS Trauma Stabilization and Transport: A Comprehensive Review

    It is essential that acute care providers have an awareness of the prehospital system — strengths, scope of practice, different transport modalities (strengths and limitations) — to optimize patient outcomes.

  • Acute Ataxia and Gait Disturbances in the Emergency Department

    Ataxia and gait disturbances can signify a variety of conditions. The differential includes benign as well as life-threatening causes. An understanding of the pathophysiology and a thorough neurological exam are critical in making these distinctions.

  • Measles, Mumps, and Monkeypox

    Measles and mumps are a threat to a population that is not vaccinated. Clinicians must recognize the symptoms and make an accurate and timely diagnosis to take care of the patient and minimize the impact to communities where we practice.

  • Medical Orgs Ask White House to Intervene on Boarding Problem

    More than 30 groups say making admitted patients wait for a room or transfer has become a national crisis.

  • Managing the Difficult Airway in the Emergency Department

    Securing an airway is a vital skill for an emergency medicine provider. The authors will review various scoring systems for predicting difficult airways, as well as a variety of techniques for approaching the difficult airway.

  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: More than Hypertension and Proteinuria

    This article explains the current diagnostic criteria for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and how they are interrelated. It also describes evidence-based interventions for emergency providers, who must know how to diagnose and treat these conditions, and when it is safe for discharge, as well as to arrange outpatient follow-up.

  • Reviewing Pediatric Arrhythmias

    Although pediatric arrhythmias are uncommon, it is essential to recognize which ones require diagnostic evaluation and therapy and which ones do not. Frequently, there are normal variations on pediatric ECGs that do not require a significant evaluation, but recognizing critical arrhythmias in pediatric patients is a must-know for providers.

  • Identifying and Treating Non-COVID Viral Respiratory Infections

    These days, it is easy to think every patient with a cough or a runny nose has COVID-19. But it is important to remember that all of the viral respiratory diseases are still circulating and causing significant disease and discomfort. Respiratory viruses can cause a variety of clinical manifestations, from asymptomatic infections to life-threatening illnesses with multi-organ failure.