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AFP: a marker in early diagnosis

Emergency Live

The Role of AFP in Modern Medicine Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is more than just a protein; it serves as a sentinel in the early diagnosis and monitoring of significant medical conditions. Primarily produced by the yolk sac and fetal liver during embryonic development, this plasma protein takes on the role of the fetal analog of serum […] The post AFP: a marker in early diagnosis appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Science Based Satire: Sure, COVID Is Killing 1,500 Americans Per Week, But I Saw a Stranger Wearing a Mask…OUTSIDE!

Science Based Medicine

We shouldn't "give a s**t" about COVID. Instead, we should care deeply about strangers who still "give a s**t" about COVID. They need to be publicly mocked and shamed over and over again. The post Science Based Satire: Sure, COVID Is Killing 1,500 Americans Per Week, But I Saw a Stranger Wearing a Mask…OUTSIDE! first appeared on Science-Based Medicine.

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Fine needle aspiration: minimally invasive technique for precise diagnosis

Emergency Live

A Step Forward in Medical Diagnostics Fine needle aspiration, also known as fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), represents a critically important diagnostic methodology in today’s medical landscape. This minimally invasive procedure allows for the collection of tissue samples from suspicious masses, nodules, or lesions for detailed cytological analysis.

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Febrile Infants Aged ?60 Days - An Interview With Dr Paul Aronson

EB Medicine

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD interviews Paul Aronson, MD, MHS, one of the authors of the February 2024 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice article, Febrile Infants Aged ≤60 Days: Evaluation and Management in the Emergency Department Guideline Changes Pathophysiology Etiology and Definitions Prehospital Care ED History and Physical Diagnostic StudiesAge 0-21 Days Age 22-28 Days Age 29-60 Days Lumbar Puncture Viral Testing Urinalysis Shared Decision Making Disposition In this episode, Sam A

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Adriamycin: an ally against cancer

Emergency Live

Hope in the Fight Against Illness Modern medicine has witnessed the introduction of numerous drugs aimed at combating cancer, among which Adriamycin stands out. Known scientifically as doxorubicin, this powerful chemotherapy agent represents a cornerstone in the treatment of various forms of cancer, including breast cancer, bladder cancer, Kaposi’s sarcoma, lymphomas, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. […] The post Adriamycin: an ally against cancer appeared first on Emergency Live.

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213. Can’t-miss dermatology pearls

Board Bombs

We are just days away from the ITE for residents. Let's throw-down some key derm pearls that will get you several key questions right for the boards! Want to experience the greatest in board studying? Check out our interactive question bank podcast- the FIRST of its kind here. Cite this podcast as: Briggs, Blake; Husain, Iltifat. 213. Can't-miss dermatology pearls.

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Emergency front?of?neck access in infants: A pragmatic crossover randomized control trial comparing two approaches on a simulated rabbit model – Riva – 2024 – Pediatric Anesthesia – Wiley Online Library

PHARM

Emergency front‐of‐neck access in infants: A pragmatic crossover randomized control trial comparing two approaches on a simulated rabbit model – Riva – 2024 – Pediatric Anesthesia – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pan.

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Acute dyspnea in an older woman, is it OMI?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Written by Willy Frick A woman in her 90s with a history of end stage renal disease and complete heart block status post dual chamber pacemaker presented from home with acute onset dyspnea. ECG is shown below. What do you think? The ST and T wave abnormalities jump off the page, but let's set that aside just for a moment to review the tracing systematically.

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