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  • Gunshot Wounds: A Targeted Approach Every year, about 30,000 people are treated for gunshot wounds at US hospitals--roughly 8% will die from their wounds. Learn more about how to manage these patients and how wound treatment can differ by injury site.
  • Foreign Bodies: Curious Findings Common, curious, and often challenging, foreign bodies carry a unique set of presentations, risks, and treatment options. Can you identify these foreign bodies, and do you know the appropriate steps to take?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Cholelithiasis (Gallstones) Cholelithiasis (gallstone disease) may result in significant pain. Do you know key aspects involving the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment? Test your knowledge by taking this short quiz.
  • New Clinical Practice Guidelines, June 2018 Edition Stay current on new important guidelines and recommendations.
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Recognition, Differential Diagnosis, and Management Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system that is characterized by inflammation, demyelination, and, ultimately, axonal loss. Learn more about clinical recognition, differential diagnosis, workup, and optimal treatment of this condition.
  • A 48-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea and Cyanotic Skin A 48-year-old man presents with coughing, nonradiating chest pressure, and increasing difficulty breathing. History is notable for hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • A 35-Year-Old Man Unable to Urinate and in Severe Pain A 35-year-old man presents to the ED with acute-onset penile pain and swelling that started during sexual intercourse. His partner recalls hearing a cracking sound. What is the diagnosis?
  • New Clinical Practice Guidelines, May 2018 Edition Stay current on new important guidelines and recommendations.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hemorrhagic Stroke Hemorrhagic stroke is less common than ischemic stroke but is associated with higher mortality rates. Refresh yourself on key aspects of this serious condition with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Key Aspects of Metastatic Breast Cancer Are you familiar with cutaneous manifestations, staging attributes, screening guidelines, and treatment options for metastatic breast cancer? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Neck Masses Patients frequently present for evaluation of neck masses. The differential diagnoses widely vary. Are you able to identify and properly treat these conditions? Try our short quiz.
  • Lyme Disease and 4 Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses Ticks can carry and transmit a wide array of pathogens that can cause diseases in humans. Learn more about Lyme disease and become familiar with four emerging tick-borne diseases.
  • A 53-Year-Old Man With Melena and Hematemesis A 53-year-old man with multiple myeloma presents with a 1-week history of melena, hematemesis, and lethargy. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy is performed. What is the cause of the abnormalities seen?
  • 7 Potentially Devastating Traumatic Brain Injuries Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common global public health problem, with potential catastrophic consequences. Early recognition and prompt treatment are essential to minimize morbidity and mortality. Learn more about 7 TBI that may have devastating effects.
  • Gastric Cancer: Declining Incidence, Poor Prognosis Although gastric cancer has become far less common, most patients present with advanced disease and have poor outcomes. Do you know the diagnostic and treatment options for this potentially fatal malignancy?
  • Mysterious Femur Fracture in a Middle-Aged Man A 49-year-old man with a history of osteopenia and HIV presents for follow-up after a visit to the ED 8 months ago with a midshaft femoral fracture. What likely contributed to his atypical fracture?
  • New Clinical Practice Guidelines, April 2018 Edition Stay current on new important guidelines and recommendations.
  • A Severe Headache in a Young Woman A 39-year-old woman experiences vomiting and a severe occipital headache that she describes as the worst she has ever had. She suffered a similar headache two days ago.
  • Red, Hot, and Swollen Foot in Diabetes: Charcot or No? Charcot foot, a significant problem in patients with diabetic neuropathy, is a destructive process that can lead to instability, ulceration, and even amputation. Do you know how to recognize this challenging condition early and intervene promptly?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Heart Failure Heart failure is a worldwide problem and affects around 6.5 million Americans aged 20 years and older. Do you know key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quiz.