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Emergency Medical Minute


Jul 10, 2019

Contributor: Michael Hunt, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Due to the efficacy of vaccination, epiglottitis is now more common in adults than children
  • Risk factors include smoking and other immunocompromising co-morbidities, such as diabetes
  • Epiglottitis can present with sore throat and fever, with potential rapid progression...

Sep 26, 2018

Author:  Don Stader, MD

Educational Pearls:


  • Recent study suggests we may not need to drain uncomplicated peritonsillar abscesses
  • Patients who received medical therapy alone had no difference in complications and failure compared to those who received surgical drainage plus medical therapy
  • Medical therapy in study...