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Diagnostics: Inflammatory Markers

Taming the SRU

Spinal Infection: According to the Infectious Disease Society of America’s (IDSA) 2015 guidelines for native vertebral osteomyelitis, CRP and ESR in the setting of protracted back pain have sensitivities ranging from 94 to 100% for ruling out infection and malignancy in these patients. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Feb;34(2S):S187-S195.

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Episode 24 - First Trimester Pregnancy Emergencies: Recognition and Management

EB Medicine

Jeff: Perhaps most importantly, no history or physical alone can rule in or out an ectopic pregnancy, for that you’ll need testing and imaging or operative findings. Jeff: Up first is the urine pregnancy test. Nachi: And that’s a perfect segue into our next section - diagnostic studies. Gadolinium should always be avoided.