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  • 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Spine Pain Are you familiar with various causes of spine pain, as well as best practices for workup and management? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • 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).
  • Don't Bump the Bump: Trauma in Pregnancy Trauma is the leading nonobstetric cause of maternal death--and it occurs in an estimated 1 in 12 pregnancies. Learn about predisposing risk factors for, and causes and patterns of, injury in pregnant women, as well as how pregnancy changes affect their management after trauma.
  • Acute Liver Failure in a 64-Year-Old Man A 64-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, alcohol abuse, and depression presents with acute hepatic failure. Can you identify the correct cause?
  • Perioperative Care in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on perioperative care in gynecologic oncology surgery by the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Imaging Studies in Metastatic Bone Disease Management of patients with metastatic bone disease (MBD) requires an interdisciplinary approach. Test your knowledge about the presentation, workup, and treatment of MBD with this short quiz.
  • Progressive Ataxias Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of progressive ataxias by Ataxia UK.
  • Acute Calculous Cholecystitis in the Elderly Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on acute calculous cholecystitis in the elderly by the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Italian Society of Geriatric Surgery (SICG).
  • Fast Five Quiz: Appendicitis Diagnosis and Treatment Appendicitis is one of the more common surgical emergencies. Are you familiar with the latest best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • 7 Potentially Devastating Traumatic Brain Injuries Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common global public health problem with potentially catastrophic consequences. Early recognition and prompt treatment are essential to minimizing morbidity and mortality. Learn more about 7 TBIs that may have devastating effects.
  • ICU Intubation/Extubation Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on intubation and extubation in the ICU by the French Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (SFAR) and the French-Speaking Intensive Care Society (SRLF).
  • Sleep Problems and Odd Behavior in a 60-Year-Old Woman A 60-year-old woman reports awakening without feeling rested every morning. Her daughter reports that her mother has also had recent problems with attention and 'losing things.' What's the cause?
  • Cancer Pain Management Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 WHO guidelines for the pharmacological and radiotherapeutic management of cancer pain in adults and adolescents.
  • Safe Anesthesia in MR Units Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on safe anesthesia in MR units by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)/Neuro Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland (NACCSGBI).
  • 14 Can't-Miss Hand Emergencies Rapid and accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hand injuries are essential to prevent significant dysfunction. How knowledgeable are you about the management of these injuries?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Joint Pain Joint pain results in substantial financial costs and diminished quality of life. Do you know key aspects and guidelines for best practices related to common causes of joint pain?
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Review of 3 Cases and Palliative Care Metastatic breast cancer, or stage IV or advanced breast cancer, is incurable, with a low 5-year survival. Review the symptoms/signs of metastatic spread and 3 patient cases, as well as guidelines for, barriers to, and opportunities for improvement in palliative care.