By Sarah Shafer For reasons I Kardashian explain, trying to look “marvelous” is a big deal. In 2018, non-invasive cosmetic procedures, like botulinum injections, cosmetic fillers, chemical peels, and laser hair removal, were performed almost 16 million times. This, vastly outnumbered invasive procedures, such as breast augmentation and liposuction. With most things associated with wealth […]
Verigene is a nucleic acid micro-array which can be used to provide rapid information about positive blood cultures. The array detects genetic information which may reveal the genus/species of bacteria and the presence of various resistance genes.
Hypertensive emergency is a fairly common cause of ICU admission. Surprisingly little high-quality data is available to guide our management of these patients (e.g. optimal Bp target? ideal rate of reduction? need for arterial line?). This chapter describes a reasonable strategy to these patients, focusing on the pharmacokinetics of various antihypertensives.
Very little about the management of atrial fibrillation is an emergency. And yet we in the Emergency Medicine community have embraced it as such. We gleefully bring to bear the full technological powers available to an Emergency Physician in our attempts to tame its irregular irregularity. Using this aggressive approach, we have proven ourselves quite […]
By Diane Calello In 2001, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh announced to his listeners that he woke up one morning deaf in his right ear and that deafness had progressed to complete hearing loss over 4 months. A tentative diagnosis of autoimmune hearing loss was made, and he received cochlear implants, restoring his hearing. […]