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  • 13 Travel Diseases You Need to Know From Ebola to yellow fever, rising global travel is increasing travelers' exposure to severe and life-threatening disorders. Can you identify and manage the following infectious travel diseases?
  • On Strike or Working Overtime: 12 Endocrine Emergencies Endocrine emergencies are relatively uncommon but potentially fatal conditions that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. Learn to correctly identify and appropriately address the following 12 endocrine emergencies.
  • A 19-Year-Old Shooting Victim With Complications Five weeks after polytrauma from multiple gunshot wounds, a 19-year-old man is experiencing diffuse right-sided chest pain and shortness of breath. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Burning Up? A Guide to Treating Heat Illness Heat illness can quickly become a medical emergency if not promptly recognized and treated. Do you know the best ways to cool down hyperthermic patients?
  • Understanding the 'Hidden Pediatric Problem': Sexual Abuse Child sexual abuse is a global underrecognized and underreported problem. Learn how to diagnose and evaluate suspected victims of sexual abuse, as well as understand some key considerations when managing these patients.
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Other Enemies of Myelin Learn more about clinical recognition, workup, and optimal treatment of multiple sclerosis, as well as how to rule out other neurologic conditions with similar presentations.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Diagnosing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Because of the insidious onset and progression of IPF, diagnosis is often challenging and one of exclusion. Test your knowledge of the criteria and methods for diagnosis with this short quiz.
  • 11 Oncologic Emergencies You Need to Know Medical emergencies can arise as complications of cancer itself and/or its treatment. It is critical that all clinicians, especially emergency medicine specialists, be aware of, and quickly recognize, the potential oncologic emergencies that may occur in these patients, as well as know how to provide urgent and effective care to manage such clinical crises.
  • Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2018 guidelines by the American Society of Hematology on the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism, endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2019.
  • 9 Bug Bites You Need to Know Most insects and arachnids are benign, but some can inflict painful injuries or transmit harmful pathogens. Learn more about how to trace skin lesions back to the bugs causing them.
  • Foreign Bodies: Curious Findings Common, curious, and often challenging, foreign bodies carry a unique set of presentations, risks, and treatment options.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Ketamine With more patients inquiring about ketamine, are you familiar with key aspects, including new guidelines and potential interactions? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Testicular Disorders: Trouble Doesn't Always Come in Pairs The testes are vulnerable not only to external trauma but also to conditions such as varicocele, hydrocele, orchitis, torsion, cryptorchidism, abscesses, and testicular cancer. Learn more about recognizing and managing the causes of testicular pathology.
  • Risk Reduction and Management of Delirium Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines for risk reduction and management of delirium from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF is a chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause that primarily occurs in older adults. How do you identify and manage this frequently fatal condition?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Intracranial Hemorrhage How much do you know about the etiology and diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 update of guidelines on the management of respiratory distress syndrome, as developed under the auspices of the European Society of Paediatric Research.
  • Hard Hits: Blunt Force Trauma Blunt force injuries can affect multiple organ systems and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Can you identify and manage various types of blunt force trauma, as well as potential associated complications?
  • Postpartum Endometritis Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 clinical practice guidelines on postpartum endometritis by the Collège National des Gynécologues et Obstétriciens Français (CNGOF) and Société de Pathologie Infectieuse de Langue Française (SPILF).
  • Fast Five Quiz: Bites and Stings Bugs and spiders can cause injuries that range from largely insignificant to potentially deadly. Make sure you're prepared for 'bite and sting' season with this short quiz.