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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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? https://bit.ly/EMNMellick
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. https://bit.ly/3vy4Nig
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. https://bit.ly/3s6V9kw
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. https://bit.ly/3y7L0HX
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. https://bit.ly/3LHqYrR