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  • Fast Five Quiz: Aspirin Use Are you familiar with key recommendations for aspirin use, as well as important aspects related to abuse and toxicity? Test yourself on this frequently used medication with a quick quiz.
  • Aortic Dissection: A Double-Barreled Threat Clinical manifestations of aortic dissection are often missed on initial evaluation. Is there a “can't miss” combination of signs and symptoms to correctly identify these dangerous tears?
  • Nightly Fever, Swollen Lymph Nodes, and Rash in a 3-Year-Old A 3-year-old boy presents to the ED with 10 days of nightly fever. He also has cervical lymphadenopathy and an intermittent erythematous macular rash. Can you make the correct diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Shingles Although usually a self-limited rash with pain, shingles can be far more serious. Do you know key aspects, including proper approaches for diagnosis and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • A 24-Year-Old Man With Ear Pain, Dizziness, and a Rash A 24-year-old man with HIV presents with left ear pain that has lasted for the past 24 hours. He has vomited twice and feels 'dizzy.' What's the diagnosis?
  • Alcohol Abuse: Complications and Consequences People who chronically abuse alcohol are at increased risk for cirrhosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Learn more about the potentially devastating complications of excessive, long-term alcohol use.
  • Awake Tracheal Intubation Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on awake tracheal intubation by the Difficult Airway Society (DAS)
  • Urinary Incontinence: Not Just a Flow Issue Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) affects men and women worldwide, but women are disproportionately impacted, with about 11% requiring surgical management for SUI or pelvic organ prolapse by age 58 and 20% by age 80. Learn about causes and symptoms of SUI as well as how to manage it and related complications.
  • 'Tis the Season for Gout Holiday-related overindulgence in certain foods and beverages—including shellfish, processed foods, and alcohol—can cause gout attacks. Test your knowledge of the “disease of kings.”
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hidradenitis Suppurativa Are you familiar with the presentation, workup, and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on cardiopulmonary bypass in adult cardiac surgery by EACTS/EACTA/EBCP.
  • Animal Bites: What You Need to Know Animal bites contribute significantly to US emergency department visits each year. Learn about the most common animal bites, risk factors for infection, and patient and bite wound management.
  • Skill Checkup: Knee Injection Knee pain and stiffness can be debilitating and difficult to treat. Intra-articular knee injections may be used to treat pain. Review the proper treatment approach and take a short self-assessment.
  • Skill Checkup: Carpal Tunnel Steroid Injection   Steroid injection has been shown to reduce short-term symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Review the proper technique, including images and video, and take a short self-assessment.
  • A 59-Year-Old With a Painful Rash and Fingertip Ulcerations A 59-year-old woman first presented with a pruritic and painful rash; however, further disease manifestations continue to emerge. Are you able to make this diagnosis?
  • Skill Checkup: Subungual Hematoma Drainage   Subungual hematomas are common nail bed injuries. Drainage can be performed to relieve discomfort. Review the proper technique, including videos, and take a short self-assessment.
  • NSAIDs for Pediatric ENT Infections Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 clinical practice guidelines on NSAIDs for pediatric ENT infections by the French Society of Otorhinolaryngology (SFORL).
  • Fast Five Quiz: Stress-Related Conditions Are you familiar with common stress-related medical conditions and best practices for their diagnosis and management? Make sure your knowledge is current with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Neuropathic, Nociceptive, and Mixed Pain How much do you know about the assessment and etiology of neuropathic, nociceptive, and mixed pain? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • 5 Arthropod Envenomations: From Benign Bites to Serious Stings Arthropod envenomations are common occurrences that can cause pain and localized irritation, as well as more severe events, such as the development of dangerous necrotic lesions and life-threatening allergic reactions. Do you know how to best treat these bites and stings?