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The C Word & POCUS

December 29, 2017 0 Comments
The C Word & POCUS

Is cancer an emergency medical diagnosis? Technically, it’s not. The primary diagnosis of cancer does not show up in any emergency medicine textbooks. And rightly so. Although the complications of cancer can kill quickly, cancer itself develops relatively slowly. As such, the responsibility for the initial diagnosis of cancer falls largely to family physicians and […]

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Gas Gangrene

August 28, 2014 1 Comment
Gas Gangrene

An elderly woman was sent to the ER by her senior’s residence in the middle of the night for bloody stools. The triage nurse found out that there was no blood but there was pus coming from her rectum. ┬áThere was a very red and swollen area starting from the anus and extending onto her […]

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