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Emergency Management of Blast Crisis

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Blast crisis is a rare, life-threatening emergency requiring early recognition and aggressive resuscitation.
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Case of the Month

December 2016

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Extremity weakness
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Post-Intubation Sedation and Analgesia

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ED initiation of analgesia and consideration for sedation in mech ventilated patients is critical in preventing long-term complications
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The Case for Outpatient Alcohol Detoxification

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Editor: Christie Lech

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The prevalence of adult alcohol abuse and dependence in the United States ranges from 7% to 16% (Muncie 2013). There are an estimated 500,000 cases of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) requiring pharmacologic intervention every year (Hoffman 2015).  
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Radial Head Fracture

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Radial head fractures are common injuries that are frequently missed. This post reviews the exam, X-ray findings and management.
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Journal Review

Age Adjusted D-dimer in PE – The ADJUST-PE Study

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 Background

Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common disease associated with high degrees of morbidity and mortality. The D-dimer assay has the potential to be a valuable test in the workup of PE as it is sensitive for thrombus formation.
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Reflections from Intern Year

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I am honored to be the one to kick off the Student Blog section for our NYU/Bellevue Core EM Website. The Free Open Access Medicine movement is something that is very close to my heart.
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Brian Lin, MD

Brian Lin, MD

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