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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].

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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The HEART score has been widely adopted by EPs since its publication in 2008, but Brady Pregerson, MD, says it is often not nuanced enough for certain patients and shouldn't be followed blindly. https://bit.ly/42hmwYv

Thursday, May 25, 2023

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Akathisia is an uncomfortable side effect of dopaminergic blocking agents, and some patients become so restless and agitated they leave the ED against medical advice. Michelle Lin, MD, discusses first- and second-line agents. https://bit.ly/3Lz1vDj

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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A patient in his 70s with COPD and laryngeal cancer was brought to the ED for cardiac arrest. Brady Pregerson, MD, said he reported a week of worsening weakness and dyspnea on exertion. What's the diagnosis? https://bit.ly/3HlKQAG

Thursday, May 18, 2023

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​A 45-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath. She appeared slightly uncomfortable and was tachycardic, but otherwise her exam was unremarkable. What's the diagnosis? https://bit.ly/44c8E3D

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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​The incidence of venous thromboembolism in adult patients with sickle cell disease is high. EMedHome says patients with SCD often have overlapping symptoms between PE and vaso-occlusive crisis and acute chest syndrome, leading to diagnostic challenges. https://bit.ly/3LFx7aE