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  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Global Crisis The emergence of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 [2019-nCoV]) during a December 2019 outbreak of respiratory illnesses in Wuhan, China, has become an expanding pandemic. Ongoing prevention, monitoring, rapid testing, and public health awareness are crucial for curbing transmission and gauging illness severity. Read on to learn more.
  • Fingernail and Toenail Abnormalities: Nail the Diagnosis The nails of the hands and feet can provide many clues about a patient's overall health. Test your knowledge of the following fingernail and toenail abnormalities.
  • Myopathies: Muscling Your Way to the Diagnosis The disorders collectively referred to as myopathies can have varied clinical presentations. Learn more about how to distinguish them from each other and from conditions such as peripheral neuropathy and neuromuscular junction disorders.
  • Cutaneous and Mucosal Manifestations of Viral Diseases Viral infections can cause a range of cutaneous and mucosal manifestations, from isolated lesions to generalized exanthems. Learn more about recognizing and managing the findings associated with various viruses.
  • Deadly Skin Cancers Although many skin cancers are highly curable if detected early and appropriately treated, certain types are particularly aggressive and have a propensity for invasion and metastasis.
  • 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.