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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].

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Recent studies have suggested no benefit of a bolus primer of insulin, which has a theoretical risk of iatrogenic hypoglycemia. This is why Michelle Lin, MD, says to go straight to the insulin drip for DKA.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Loice Swisher, MD, enjoys seeing how few films it will take for her to diagnose a patient. When a man comes in with a knee complaint, she can soon tell it will take more than one.

Friday, June 4, 2021

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High-dose nitroglycerin is often used in treatment for acute hypertensive cardiogenic pulmonary edema, but some patients are resistant to high-dose NTG or their response to it is attenuated. EMedHome talks about alternatives.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

A woman in her early 50s had four months of shortness of breath and leg swelling, calling 911 after feeling lightheaded and almost fainting several times. Brady Pregerson, MD, answers the question, “What's the diagnosis?"

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

​The first time he saw her, it was in English class. The last time she saw him, it was through a glass window. Alexander Garrett, MD, ponders how to say goodbye to a lifelong partner.

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