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Impact of Disposition on Outcomes and Utilization on ED Chest Pain Patients

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Within the US, chest pain is the most common etiology for observation and short inpatient stays.  Patients are admitted to assess for the presence of serious pathology including acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
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Missed Opportunities for HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

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Emergency Departments (ED) are frequently tasked with managing HIV exposures and initiating post exposure prophylaxis (PEP).  A survey of ED providers in early 2000 demonstrated that many were uncomfortable determining the need for PEP after non-occupational exposures,
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Air Embolism

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Air embolism is a rare, but potentially lethal iatrogenic complication. We discuss identification and treatment in this post.
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Anaphylaxis

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Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening reaction requiring rapid recognition and treatment.
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Angioedema

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This post reviews the multiple etiologies of angioedema and focuses on tailored management based on the underlying cause.
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Heidi Sher, MD