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Emergency Medicine Practice

Emergency Department Management of Dyspnea in the Dying Patient

Authors: Ashley Shreves, MD; Trevor R. Pour, MD

Up to three quarters of patients with terminal cancer experience dyspnea, and many patients near the end of life will present to the ED seeking help. For emergency clinicians, the goals of care for patients with terminal illness are very different...

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice

Recognition and Management of Pediatric Thyroid Emergencies in the Emergency Department

Authors: Troy W. S. Turner, MD, FRCPC

Thyroid disease can be difficult to diagnose in the ED, not only because it is uncommonly seen, but because the variety of presentations is wide. Nonetheless, the ED provides an ideal setting to diagnose and arrange for treatment of thyroid disease.
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Featured CME Articles
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice

Corticosteroid Use in Management of Pediatric Emergency Conditions

Thabet A, et al
Corticosteroid-Use-in-Management-of-Pediatric-Emergency-Conditions The use of corticosteroids for many pediatric conditions remains controversial. This article reviews the evidence for using corticosteroids in the treatment of acute asthma exacerbations, croup, acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, acute spinal injury, and bacterial meningitis...

PHARMACOLOGY CME MAR 1
Emergency Medicine Practice

Dental Emergencies: Management Strategies That Improve Outcomes

Pedigo RA
Dental-Emergencies-Management-Strategies-That-Improve-Outcomes-Trauma-CME Dental 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...

TRAUMA CME JUNE 1
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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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