Whoops-a-daisy

A 52 year old male with a history of hypertension arrives to your ED presenting with similar symptoms as the patient you treated for a PE two days ago. CT scan is “rebooting.” So again, you empirically go for heparin. Soon after…

Pre-eclampsia: but why?

We tend to think of pre-eclampsia as this dangerous yet somewhat nebulous hypertensive disorder in pregnancy that = OB consult, delivery. But what is the pathophysiology behind pre-eclampsia? And why the heck does it place one at risk for e…

The proof is in the DOSING

You are working in the resuscitation bay when EMS rolls in with a hypotensive, hypoxic, meekly responsive febrile patient. You are preparing to intubate and the nurse asks what medications you would like (note: everybody is looking at you)….

Home for the holidays

Holidays can be a tough time. They can even drive one to the bottle. But which bottle? If you suspect your intoxicated patient may have ingested an alcohol other than ethanol but want some quick answers in the form of serum labs tests (aka…

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