EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Headache in the Emergency Department

Jul 11, 2021 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Headache in the Emergency Department

In the initial assessment of the headache patient, the emergency physician must consider several dangerous secondary causes of headache. A thorough history and physical examination, along with consideration of a…

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Rapid Fire

Jul 11, 2021 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Rapid Fire

Increasing prescription drug use trends in the United States affects patients across all ages, but especially the geriatric patient. As patients age, they are at increased risk for adverse events…

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Infections in Older Adults

Jul 11, 2021 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Infections in Older Adults

Infections in elderly patients can prove diagnostically challenging. Age-related factors affecting the immune system in older individuals contribute to nonspecific presentations. Other age-related factors and chronic conditions have symptoms that…

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