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This blog serves as a bulletin board for emergency physicians to share unusual and interesting photos of life in the ED. It is also a partner with our Instagram account, @em_news, where you can find these photos on the go.

Have a clinical photo to share? Make sure it meets these criteria:
    • You must have taken the photo yourself. No “borrowing” from someone else or another website.
    • You must have written permission to submit someone else's photo. Send us the photographer’s name so we can give credit.
    • Sending a photo of a patient? You need his written permission to take the photo, and must send a copy of it to us.
    • Be sure to obscure the patient’s face and identifying details even if you have permission (HIPAA, you know).
    • Send us the particulars about your photo: the patient’s symptoms, history, tests performed, therapies started, disposition, and outcome.
Send your entries to [email protected].

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Testicular torsion has to be treated quickly if the organ is to survive, but Larry Mellick, MD, asks, does that mean immediately attempting manual detorsion should be the standard of care?

Monday, May 23, 2022

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The ED experience of Dr. Sandra Scott Simons' son at the hands of today's profit-over-patient medical culture and ED staffing paradigms gutted her and can serve as a wakeup call for the profession.

Friday, May 20, 2022

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Droperidol is making a comeback two decades after the FDA issued its boxed warning. Michelle Lin, MD, agrees it's effective for nausea, vomiting, and headache, but the right dosage is crucial.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Covert brain infarction is a common incidental finding in older patients in the ED, but they are often not told about them, leaving them vulnerable to stroke. EMedHome says they must be told and referred for testing.

Monday, May 16, 2022

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The case of a 55-year-old man who presented to the ED with difficulty breathing yields an unusual diagnosis. Read about the case from Bruce J. Grattan Jr., DO, and Tucker Carlson, DO.