PhotographED

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 emn@lww.com.

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. (http://bit.ly/2oJvgGQ​.)

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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? (http://bit.ly/2FEdXgv​.)

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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. (http://bit.ly/2FEl2h5​​.)

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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. (http://bit.ly/2ChOOLt​.)

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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. (http://bit.ly/2I4544x​.)

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