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Emergency Medicine Practice

Updates and Controversies in the Early Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock

Authors: Faheem Guirgis, MD, FACEP; Lauren Page Black, MD, MPH; Elizabeth L. DeVos, MD, MPH, FACEP

Diagnosis and treatment of sepsis and septic shock are fundamental for emergency clinicians, and include knowledge of clinical and laboratory indicators of subtle and overt organ dysfunction, infection source control, and protocols for prompt identification of the early signs of septic shock.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice

Diagnosing and Managing Common Genital Emergencies in Pediatric Girls

Authors:  Michelle K. Arzubi-Hughes, DO, FAAP; Laila A. Salts, MD; Melanie A. Weller, MD

The presentation of tick-borne illnesses in children is often nonspecific, which can make early identification and treatment challenging. This issue reviews the presentation of 9 common tick-borne illnesses and provides evidence-based recommendations for identification, testing, and treatment in the emergency department.
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To Discharge Or Not — Sepsis In The ED

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2018-EMP-Publication-Article-Images/10-October/Sepsis-Shock-qSOFA-sofa-score-lactate-intravenous-fluids-Sequential-Organ-Failure-Assessment-ScoreA 45-year-old man with hypertension and prostate cancer in remission presents complaining of 3 days of burning with urination, fevers, and chills. His vital signs are: heart rate, 110 beats/min; respiratory rate, 20 breaths/ min; blood pressure, 130/90 mm Hg; SpO2, 98% on room air; and...

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Dental Emergencies: Management Strategies That Improve Outcomes

Pedigo RA
Dental-Emergencies-Management-Strategies-That-Improve-Outcomes-Trauma-CMEDental complaints present frequently to the emergency department (ED), yet studies show that emergency clinicians have a low level of comfort in managing them.1,2 The number of dental visits to EDs nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010 and continues to rise...

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Dr. Chris Bridgwater is a board-certified emergency medicine physician practicing at North Eastern Indiana. He’s been a subscriber to Emergency Medicine Practice since 2006, and he loves that it’s written by experts, is available when and where he needs it, and includes all of the annual CME credits required. He most enjoys topics on endocrine emergencies, and his favorite article was on thyroid emergencies.

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