EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Other neurocritical care

Feb 28, 2021 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Other neurocritical care

This chapter will review the pharmacotherapy for management of myasthenia crisis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and antithrombotic-induced intracranial hemorrhage according to expert opinion. Myasthenia crisis Definitions Myasthenia gravis (MG) Autoimmune disease targeting…

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Sepsis and septic shock

Feb 28, 2021 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Sepsis and septic shock

This chapter will review the recommendations from the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign by Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). Definitions • Sepsis:…

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Other infections

Feb 28, 2021 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Other infections

This chapter will review the practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Note: Empiric antibiotics should be tailored based on local pathogen prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility, pathogen-specific…

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Abdominal infections

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This chapter will review the guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Note: Empiric antibiotics should be tailored based on local pathogen prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility, pathogen-specific risk…

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Gastroenterology

Feb 28, 2021 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Gastroenterology

This chapter will review the pharmacotherapy for management of gastrointestinal (GI) fistulas, postoperative ileus, nausea, and vomiting and upper GI bleeding according to expert opinion. GI fistulas Definition An abnormal…

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Other endocrine emergencies

Feb 28, 2021 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Other endocrine emergencies

This chapter will review the pharmacologic management of adrenal and thyroid dysfunction according to the clinical practice guidelines and expert opinion. Thyroid storm Definition A life-threatening condition caused by an…

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Hypertensive crisis

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This chapter will review the pharmacotherapy for treatment of high blood pressure according to the 2017 High Blood Pressure Clinical Practice Guideline. Definitions Hypertensive urgency Severe elevations in blood pressure…

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