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Journal Review

Ketamine for Rescue Sedation in Severe Behavioral Disturbance

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , July 14th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Sedation of the agitated and aggressive patient is a frequently encountered problem in the Emergency Department (ED).  Whether the etiology of the agitation is intoxication, psychiatric, or organic, these patients require quick and efficient chemical sedation because they are both a danger to themselves and others in the ED. 
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Journal Review

Lumbar Puncture After Normal NCHCT in Suspected Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , February 4th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Acute headache is a common emergency department presentation that accounts for 1-2% of all encounters (Goldstein 2006) The differential includes many life-threatening diagnoses, one of which is aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).
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Journal Review

H. pylori Testing in the ED

Filed Under: Tags: , , October 22nd, 2015 Leave a Comment

Abdominal pain is the most frequent presenting symptom in US emergency departments. The current standard care in the ED for upper abdominal pain involves ruling out severe causes (i.e. biliary disease,
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Case of the Month

June 2015

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Positive home pregnancy test
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Case of the Month

March 2015

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39M presents with right wrist pain
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Linn Lung, MD