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  • Aortic Dissection: A Double-Barreled Threat Clinical manifestations of aortic dissection are often missed on initial evaluation. Learn more about signs and symptoms to correctly identify these dangerous tears.
  • Trivia Quiz: Weird ICD-10 Codes Because ICD codes attempt to be all-inclusive, the results can be bizarre. Can you spot the real ICD-10 codes? Test yourself with this quick trivia quiz.
  • Rapid Review Quiz: COVID-19 Updates Do you know the latest updates on antiviral drug treatments, long COVID symptoms, and anosmia, among other key concerns? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Pain, Vomiting in a 48-Year-Old on Levothyroxine, Metformin A 48-year-old has epigastric pain and vomiting. Symptoms started suddenly and are similar to ones experienced 2 months earlier. He takes levothyroxine, metformin, and amlodipine daily. What's wrong?
  • Trivia Quiz: Diseases of World Leaders Do you know what diseases and health issues world leaders endured? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • After Argument, Unresponsive Woman Found By Her Boyfriend A 45-year-old woman is presented to the emergency department as priority 1 unresponsive. Her boyfriend found her foaming at the mouth and unresponsive. What's the cause?
  • Trivia Quiz: TV Doctors Sometimes surprisingly on-point but often wildly inaccurate, TV doctors lend the profession glamour. Test your knowledge of TV doctors past and present with this quick trivia quiz.
  • Rapid Review Quiz: Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Do you know the latest on which pathogens to watch for, COVID-related concerns, and other key recent findings in hospital-acquired pneumonia? Take this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Anal Fissures and Fistulas How much do you know about anal fissures and fistulas? Review clinical information, including key aspects of presentation and management, with this short quiz.
  • 14 Can't-Miss Hand Emergencies Rapid and accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hand injuries are essential to the prevention of significant dysfunction. How knowledgeable are you about the management of these injuries?
  • Sexual Abuse: The 'Hidden Pediatric Problem' 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.
  • Skill Checkup: A Man With Non-Dialysis CKD and Anemia A 59-year-old man with a 4-year history of non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (stage III) presents with anemia and slightly sallow skin. How would you manage this patient?
  • Scorpion Stings: From Mild Local Effects to Death The majority of scorpion species are not dangerous to humans, with only a small minority producing venom capable of causing serious systemic effects. Learn about major scorpion toxidromes and how to treat them.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines (ESC/ERS, 2022) 2022 guidelines on pulmonary hypertension from the European Society of Cardiology and the European Respiratory Society, published in The European Respiratory Journal.
  • Delirious, Incontinent 45-Year-Old Found Crawling on the Floor A 45-year-old man presents after his sister found him crawling on the floor of his home, confused and incontinent. Do you know what's wrong?
  • Acute Stroke: Critical Diagnostic Findings Prompt recognition and treatment of hemorrhagic/ischemic insults to the brain are critical to reestablishing blood flow to deprived areas and restoring neurologic function. Do you know how to best recognize stroke?
  • A 41-Year-Old on Sildenafil With a Headache While Sleeping A 41-year-old man presents with severe frontal headache that began suddenly and awakened him from sleep. The headache is associated with nausea, vomiting, and subjective fevers. What's the diagnosis?
  • Skill Checkup: Man With Decompensated Heart Failure and Dyspnoea A 68-year-old man presented with acute decompensated heart failure, worsening dyspnoea, lower extremity oedema and a history of coronary artery disease. How would you manage this patient?
  • Back-to-School Viral Illnesses: Classroom Contagions in 2022 Over summer vacation, some children contract viral infections that they can pass on to their classmates. Do you know how to recognize and treat the viral infections discussed in this slideshow?
  • Ocular Trauma: 8 Potentially Devastating Eye Injuries Ocular injuries can be catastrophic and result in permanent vision loss. These 8 eye injuries require quick treatment to prevent devastating outcomes.