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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. Jeff: Great starting point since there is certainly a lot of debate about the discriminatory zone.

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Diagnostics: Inflammatory Markers

Taming the SRU

Notably, lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of bacterial CAP demonstrated exceptional stand-alone diagnostic accuracy in 33 studies including 4,901 adults and children in the emergency department, with a pooled sensitivity of 92% and specificity of 90%. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2015;110(6):802-819. doi:10.1038/ajg.2015.120