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Emergency Medicine Reports



  • Diabetic Emergencies: Part I

    This two-part series of Emergency Medicine Reports will discuss the latest concepts in diabetic emergencies. Part I will cover epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical features.

  • Pediatric Febrile and First-Time Seizures

    The goal of this review is to cover newer research and organizational guidelines regarding evaluation, management, and counseling of pediatric patients (and their parents) presenting after first-time unprovoked or febrile seizures.

  • Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a common cause of presentation to the emergency department. There is a wide array of clinical presentations and causes of LGIB. This article will focus mainly on acute LGIB, including small bowel bleeding, in the adult patient.

  • Bony Knee Injuries in Pediatric Patients

    The knee is the most commonly injured joint in pediatric patients, with approximately 2.5 million sports-related knee injuries seen in the emergency department annually. Although the most commonly diagnosed injuries are sprains, strains, and cutaneous wounds, fractures can cause the most profound injuries with the greatest long-term deficits.

  • Mimics of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

    It is important for emergency medicine physicians to have an understanding of the differential diagnosis of ST-segment elevation.

  • Toxic Alcohols: Mechanisms, Presentation, Evaluation, and Management

    Exposure to toxic alcohols can lead to serious morbidity and mortality; thus, awareness of these substances, their clinical presentation, and treatment options is critical to prevent poor outcomes.

  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Era of COVID-19

    Community-acquired pneumonia is a leading infectious cause of hospitalization and mortality, with increased prevalence during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to focus on appropriate testing, prompt treatment, and disposition to improve outcomes and maximize efficient use of limited resources during this global pandemic.

  • Managing Migraine in the Emergency Department

    When a patient with a self-identified migraine presents to the emergency department, the emergency physician is tasked with sorting through the history to ensure that the diagnosis is correct, to reasonably exclude other causes of an acute headache, initiate treatment, assess the response, and make an appropriate disposition for the patient, with referral to primary care or specialists as needed. This article will focus on the acute treatment of migraines in the emergency department.

  • Recognizing Stroke Mimics

    The primary objective in this article is to review common stroke mimic etiologies, as well as discuss the key historical and physical examination characteristics associated with stroke mimics, and to present a diagnostic framework for approaching such cases.

  • Myocarditis, with a Focus on Cases Associated with COVID-19 and Vaccination

    This article, will focus on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute myocarditis, especially as it relates to SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.