Seizure and Status Epilepticus

Dec 22, 2016 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Seizure and Status Epilepticus

Seizure and Status Epilepticus Brandon Foreman and Anil Mendiratta BACKGROUND Seizure is a common emergency department (ED) presentation. Seizing patients may arrive actively convulsing, with a depressed level of consciousness,…

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Hypothermia

Dec 22, 2016 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Hypothermia

Hypothermia Morgan Eutermoser and Jay Lemery BACKGROUND In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report disclosed that 689 deaths per year in the…

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Altitude Emergencies

Dec 22, 2016 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Altitude Emergencies

Altitude Emergencies Christopher Davis, Zina Semenovskaya, and Jay Lemery BACKGROUND Altitude illness encompasses a spectrum of clinical entities that occur at elevation as a result of hypobaric hypoxia. While a…

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Subarachnoid and Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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Subarachnoid and Intracerebral Hemorrhage A.L.O. Manoel, Cappy Lay, D. Turkel-Parrella, Joshua Stillman, and Alberto Goffi BACKGROUND Cerebrovascular disease is the fourth leading cause of death in North America and accounts…

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Burns and Soft Tissue Infections

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Burns and Soft Tissue Infections Carla M. Carvalho and Paul Maggio BURNS Background Each year in the United States, 450,000 people require medical treatment for burns, with 40,000 requiring hospitalization…

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Sedation of the Agitated Patient

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Sedation of the Agitated Patient Randall Wood and Jin H. Han BACKGROUND Emergency physicians are frequently called upon to provide care to agitated, violent, and combative patients. These patients pose…

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asopressors and Inotropes

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Vasopressors and Inotropes Matthew C. Strehlow BACKGROUND Vasopressors and inotropes are vasoactive agents used to improve cardiac output and distribution of blood flow in patients suffering from shock. Vasopressors act…

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Metabolic Inhibitors

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Metabolic Inhibitors Lauren K. Shawn and Lewis S. Nelson BACKGROUND The complicated metabolic pathways of the human body present multiple opportunities for poisoning. Toxins can inhibit essential pathways in many…

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