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Clots in the Lung May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly

When elderly adults suffer a fainting spell, a blood clot in the lungs may be the culprit more often than doctors have realized, a new study suggests. 584 more words

News And Articles

syncopal PE's, gestalt, & sensationalism.

Want to know how to poke the EM FOAM bear? Make a sweeping generalization that we are “doing it wrong” that goes against the “first do no harm” mentality, while paradoxically potentially putting some patients in harms way… 553 more words


Pulmonary Embolism

Wandering around the hospital on a Friday afternoon (because I’m too much of a keeno to go home), looking for something to do because all the patients on the Care of the Elderly ward nap after lunch, I ended up in A&E. 1,072 more words

Medical School

Day Eight: A week post-op

Progress over the past few days has been very up and down!

I’ve been suffering considerably from nausea and have found it difficult to manage food with strong flavours. 405 more words


Day One: Cavovarus Foot Reconstruction Surgery

Cavovarus foot reconstruction surgery

Calcaneal osteotomy – A controlled break of the heel is carried out. Bones are then repositioned, allowing the heel to be shifted to the outside for hindfoot realignment. 833 more words


Sono-guided ACLS

This study demonstrates what many of us have probably suspected – the absence of cardiac activity on ultrasound portends a grave diagnosis; but this study really is so much more. 510 more words


My patient with significant dyspnea appears to have an acute exacerbation of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AE-COPD). How often do AE-COPD and pulmonary embolism (PE) coexist?

Simultaneous presence of PE in patients with AE-COPD is not rare, particularly in those with unexplained AE-COPD. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis reported a pooled PE prevalence of 16.1% (95% C.I. 179 more words