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.

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    • 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.
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    • Send us the particulars about your photo: the patient’s symptoms, history, tests performed, therapies started, disposition, and outcome.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dr. Larry Mellick reviews all the options and tools required to successfully resolve the emergency of a Foley balloon failing to deflate. (​.)


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The ECG of this 70-year-old patient who had diabetes and hypertension and presented with several days of diarrhea grabbed the attention of Dr. Loice Swisher. What do you see? (​.)


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

While both-bone fracture patients generally require surgical intervention, EPs still play a pivotal role in treating these patients, say Dr. James Roberts and Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP. (​​.)

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Monday, September 17, 2018

The strep-versus-virus dichotomy of sore throat is a simplistic approach that ignores the risk of non-GAS bacteria and associated complications, say Elizabeth Schell and Dr. Richard Pescatore. (​.)

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Friday, September 14, 2018

A 22-year-old woman with no prior medical history was brought to ED for altered mental status and syncope. What does her ECG show? Dr. Brady Pregerson has the interesting answer. (​.)