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Aortic Dissection

This case was written by Dr. Martin Kuuskne who is one of the editors-in-chief at EMSimCases and is an attending Emergency Medicine Physician at University Health Network in Toronto. 236 more words

Resuscitation

Enter POTS

Imagine donating a pint of blood, running a marathon and then turning your body temperature up to 100 degrees and standing still. That is what a person with POTS feels like on a daily basis. 257 more words

Disability

Should I routinely consider the possibility of pulmonary embolism (PE) in my patients hospitalized for syncope?

Syncope is a well-known initial manifestation of pulmonary embolism (PE)1.  However, given the varied causes of syncope, determining the prevalence of PE among patients hospitalized for syncope is important.    168 more words

Pulmonary Diseases

Straight, No Chaser: Treating Halloween Mishaps

In the previous Straight, No Chaser, we offered you tips for a safe Halloween. However, safety tips are only as good as your inclination to use them. 418 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Service Cats: Just What Is Kitty Capable Of

Meowllo and welcome to Service Cat Monday. One of da things mommy hears most offen when tellin’ peeps ‘bout us is, “Service Cats? I’ve never heard of a cat being a service animal?” And then da next biggest question is, “What do they do?” Once mommy tells a few of da things we do fur her peeps jaws drop a bit; some in disbelief and some in awe. 994 more words

Lexi

Modes of Death

The definition of death in medical terms is the failure of all the 3 main systems of our body i.e. Respiratory, Circulatory and Nervous. These three are commonly called the “Tripod of Life”. 208 more words

Asphyxia