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Emergency Medical Minute

 

Jun 21, 2022

Contributor: Jarod Scott, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Rectal prolapse is an evagination of the rectal tissue through the anal opening
  • Factors that weaken the pelvic floor muscles increase the risk of rectal prolapse
    • These include age > 40, female, multiple pregnancies, constipation, diarrhea, cystic fibrosis, prior...


Jun 20, 2022

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS) is less common than Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) but is associated with a mortality rate up to 10 times greater than that seen in DKA
  • Typically seen in elderly patients with severely elevated blood glucose levels (>1000 mg/dL) and...


Jun 15, 2022

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Jun 14, 2022

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • NSAIDs are a potential alternative to opioids for pain management and are associated with decreased rates of adverse effects
  • A recent study evaluated the effectiveness of ibuprofen and oxycodone for pain management in pediatric patients with isolated, acute-limb...


Jun 13, 2022

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD 

Educational Pearls:

  • Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) have surpassed Warfarin and Lovenox® for anticoagulation as they do not require injection and allow for easier discharge. In the ED, they are commonly prescribed after PE or DVT diagnosis. 
  • Common DOACs are Apixaban (Eliquis®)...