iEM Weekly Feed 12

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Developing Clinical Research Ethics in the Developing World

Developing Clinical Research Ethics in the Developing World

“You are a research fellow working on a clinical trial for cryptococcal meningitis (CM) in Ugandan AIDS patients. If a patient is diagnosed with CM

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question of the day

Question Of The Day #13

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management for this patient’s condition? A) Cardiology consultation B) Discharge home with prompt outpatient

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Drop the Beat! – Adenosine in SVT

Drop the Beat! – Adenosine in SVT

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is defined as a dysrhythmia that originates proximal to (or ‘above’) the atrioventricular (AV) node of the heart. It commonly manifests as

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A Week Before!

question of the day

Question Of The Day #12

Which of the following medications should be avoided to prevent worsening of this patient’s condition? A) Aspirin B) Ibuprofen C) Antacids D) Nitroglycerin Explanation This

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Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis in the ED

Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis in the ED

Case Presentation A middle-aged man with a two days history of weakness in his legs. The patient works as a construction worker and is used

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question of the day

Question Of The Day #11

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management for this patient’s condition? A) IV antihypertensives and cardiothoracic consultation B) IV heparin

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What Was Hot In January?

List of Sections and Chapters

International Emergency Medicine Education Project’s ebook is “iEM for Medical Students/Interns.” It currently consist of 106 chapters written by 133 international contributors. Emergency physicians, residents,

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Abdominal Pain

by Shaza Karrar Case Presentation A 39-year-old female presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of right-lower-quadrant (RLQ) pain; pain duration was for 1-day, associated

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Respiratory Distress

by Ebru Unal Akoglu Case Presentation A 40-year-old female with a history of diabetes mellitus presents with a complaint of 6 days cough and muscle

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Chest Pain

by Asaad S Shujaa Introduction Chest pain is one of the most common symptoms presented in the emergency department (ED), and it is worrisome because

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Shock

by Maryam AlBadwawi Introduction Shock, in simple terms, is a reduced circulatory blood flow state within the body. The inadequate circulation deprives the tissues of its

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Emergency Medicine: A Unique Specialty

by Will Sanderson, Danny Cuevas, Rob Rogers Imagine walking into the hospital to start your day – ambulances are blaring, the waiting room is clamoring, babies

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Choosing the Emergency Medicine As A Career

by C. James Holliman The specialty of Emergency Medicine (EM) is a great career choice for medical students and interns.  In August 2013, I celebrated

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PoCUS – RUSH Protocol

by Rasha Buhumaid Why use POCUS in undifferentiated hypotension? Hypotension is a high-risk sign which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality rate. The differential

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How to read head CT

by Reza Akhavan and Bita Abbasi For a standard approach to read head/brain computed tomography (CT) scan, one should adhere to systematic algorithms. The predefined

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