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Journal Review

Observation Units Reduce Admissions and Discharges Home

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Observation units (OUs) are a hot topic in Emergency Medicine (EM) today. They are expanding their presence among hospitals, and their footprint within hospitals, every day (Feng 2013). The reason for this is multifactorial,
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Journal Review

False Negative NCHCT in SAH

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Patients presenting with severe, sudden onset headaches can present a challenge to Emergency Physicians. While most headaches are benign, a minority of them are  a symptom of aneurysmal subarachnoid headaches (aSAH);
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Journal Review

Validation of the Modified Sgarbossa Criteria

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It has been recognized since the 1940s that the presence of a Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB) obscures the EKG diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI). The publication of the Sgarbossa criteria in 1996 aided in clarifying this issue.
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Chief Complaint – Chest Pain

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Chest pain is one of the most common chief complaints in the ED. Its causes range from the benign to the life-threatening.
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Farzon Nahvi, MD

Farzon Nahvi, MD

Assistant Resident Editor

Farzon A. Nahvi is a resident in the Bellevue/NYU Emergency Medicine program. He has a passion for travel and cultural exploration and speaks fluent Spanish and Farsi. He also enjoys stencil-making, exploring the world by bicycle, NPR’s Car Talk, and hip-hop — he eagerly awaits the day when all of these interests combine to appear as clues in the NYTimes Crossword Puzzle, of which he is also a fan.