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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

Despite a potential shift in the standard of care for non pregnant patients towards antibiotics-only as the initial treatment, due to the increased risk of serious complications for pregnant women with an acute appy, the best current evidence supports a surgical pathway. Gadolinium should always be avoided.