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  • Fast Five Quiz: Heart Failure Management Are you familiar with current heart failure treatment guidelines? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • The Myth of Clinically Stable HFrEF   Patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction may appear stable but have high rates of hospitalization and death. Evidence suggests effective therapies are heavily underutilized.
  • 9 Causes of Altered Mental Status in the Elderly Altered mental status is a broad category applied to geriatric patients with a change in cognition or level of consciousness. Learn more about nine causes of changes in mental status in the elderly.
  • Hidden Heart Disease: 19 Dermatologic Clues You Should Know Cardiac diseases often have cutaneous manifestations. Are you able to correctly diagnose these patients based on their dermatologic presentations?
  • 14 Rashes You Need to Know: Common Dermatologic Diagnoses Skin rashes are common patient complaints. Although many symptoms overlap, there are identifiable factors for each disease. Can you identify these rashes?
  • 11 Opiate-Related Emergencies: When Highs May Become Fatal The opiate epidemic contributes not only to mortality but also to a variety of organ system complications. Emergency personnel and other healthcare clinicians must be ready to diagnose and treat the many conditions that can be precipitated by opiate abuse, especially IVDA/IDU. Learn more about 11 opiate-related emergencies.
  • 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?
  • Fast Five Quiz: hATTR Treatment How much do you know about the treatment of hATTR? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Presentation/Diagnosis of hATTR How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of hATTR? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • 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?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment Early diagnosis of IPF and the initiation of treatment are essential to improve patient outcomes. Test your knowledge of the methods for treatment 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.
  • Hair Disorders: Finding the Root of the Problem Hair loss, or alopecia, can be associated with a wide variety of conditions, from genetic to autoimmune to infectious to environmental. Can you identify and distinguish the most common forms of hair loss?
  • HCC: New Treatment Options and Sequencing Considerations   Dr Laura Kulik of Northwestern University discusses the expanded treatment options for HCC and provides sequencing guidance incorporating newly approved therapies in first- and second-line settings.
  • Drug-Induced Liver Injury Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines for drug-induced liver injury from the European Association for the Study of the Liver.
  • 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?
  • What the Cat Dragged In? A 31-year-old woman sought treatment for painless, progressive blurry vision in her right eye. Her unusual presentation helps to highlight symptoms of a common infection.
  • Bacterial Skin Infections: Can You Make the Diagnosis? Bacterial skin infections are very common, with presentations ranging from subtle to alarming. Can you correctly identify these lesions? Test your diagnostic acumen with our slideshow.
  • Guidelines for BK Polyomavirus (BKPyV) Infection of Solid Organ Transplants (2019) 2019 screening and treatment guidelines by the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice on BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) infection of solid organ transplants.
  • 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?