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Emergency Medical Minute


Oct 30, 2023

Contributor: Meghan Hurley MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardial sac, which can arise from infectious or non-infectious etiologies

  • Myocarditis is inflammation of the myocardium, which may accompany pericarditis

  • Pericarditis clinical findings include:

    • Diffuse concave ST...

Oct 23, 2023

Contributor: Dylan Luyten MD

Educational Pearls:

What is a Bradyarrhythmia?

  • Also known as a bradyarrhythmia, it is an irregular heart rate that is also slow (below 60 beats per minute).

What can cause it?

  • Complete heart block AKA third-degree AV block; identified on ECG by a wide QRS, and complete dissociation...

Oct 16, 2023

Contributor: Aaron Lessen MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a common medication to achieve hemostasis in a variety of conditions

  • Patients visiting the ED for gross hematuria (between March 2022 and September 2022) were treated with intravesical TXA

    • 1 g tranexamic acid in 100 mL NS via Foley...

Oct 9, 2023

Contributor: Meghan Hurley MD

Educational Pearls:

What is Cellulitis?

  • A common and potentially serious bacterial skin infection.

  • Caused by various types of bacteria, with Streptococcus and Staphylococcus species being the most common.

What is Preseptal Cellulitis and why is it more serious than facial...

Oct 5, 2023


Andrew White MD - Outpatient Psychiatrist; Fellowship Trained in Addiction Psychiatry; Denver Health

Travis Barlock MD - Emergency Medicine Physician; Swedish Medical Center


In this episode of Mental Health Monthly, Dr. Travis Barlock hosts Dr. Andrew White to discuss the elements of mania that may...