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Quick consultation: Symptoms: Confusion and urinary retention: Emergency medicine news

Figure: urinary retention, diagnosis, AUS Figure Figure Figure A 53-year-old man presented to the emergency department with major complaints of progressive weakness and confusion. He had a medical history of prostate cancer and a radiation prostatectomy complicated by post-prostatectomy incontinence that resulted in the insertion of an artificial urethral sphincter (AUUS). The patient had to […]

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News: Emergency physicians, not just social workers, can …: Emergency medicine news

Figure: homelessness, health equity Figure The disproportionate use of emergency services by homeless people is no secret. (BMC Health Service. 2021; 21[1]: 428; https://bit.ly/3EXx4k8.) Overuse not only strains the healthcare system, it is also a major source of burnout for PE. (Ann Emerg Med. 2019; 74[5S]: S19; https://bit.ly/3bYrxgB.) Homelessness sometimes manifests itself as treatable medical […]

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What About This ?: Could Regeneron Therapy Be Beneficial Amid …: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Regeneron, COVID-19, therapeutic Figure I recently decided to look at the evidence for monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19, in part because I provide medical surveillance to EMS companies that have started infusing them at home, and immediately a video surfaced. “Hello, maybe you recognize me. He’s your favorite president, ”said Donald Trump, standing in […]

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Brandt’s Rants: Doctor: Be careful what you document …: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: communication, dictation, humor in EM Figure Communication is essential in the emergency department, not only when speaking to our colleagues and patients, but also in writing. Our documentation should clearly show what we have done and what our thought process has been. The notes must convey our reasoning and our reason for being. We’ve […]

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Life in Emergistan: 24-hour shifts: an unexpected joy: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: 24-hour EM positions, alternates Figure I worked for 20 years with eight and 12 hour shifts, day, evening and night. It was a normal life in our specialty. But I started as a locum about eight years ago and discovered the unique wonders of the 24-hour shift in the Critical Access Hospital along the […]