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Abstract | May 5, 2021

Dislodged Biliary Stent As An Unusual Cause of Rectal Perforation

Endoscopic biliary stent placement is a common procedure in the settings of obstructive jaundice or postoperative biliary leaks. Stent dislodgement and migration through the GI tract has been reported, although this usually occurs without complication and the stent passes spontaneously.

Posted in: Emergency & Disaster Medicine5

Abstract | May 5, 2021

Diltiazam induced reversible cardiogenic shock in thyroid storm

Early recognition of underlying thyroid disease in patients presenting with new onset tachyarrhythmia’s is central to management, as usual rate-control strategies can result in significant mortality and morbidity. Hyperthyroidism induced cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiogenic shock is a life threatening condition.

Posted in: Emergency & Disaster Medicine5

Abstract | November 6, 2020

Subfalcine Herniation and Ventriculomegaly: An Unusual Finding in a Healthy Woman

Headaches are a common complaint in the emergency department and urgent care setting. There are some unusual causes that require further evaluation.

Posted in: Emergency & Disaster Medicine5 Gastroenterology5

Abstract | November 6, 2020

Assessing the Barriers & Benefits Associated with Using Psychiatric Advance Directives to Guide Care within the Emergency Department

While psychiatric advance directives (PADs) have been used within the field of mental health for a number of years and have been proven to reduce the need for coercive intervention, increase post discharge treatment adherence, and improve medication compliance, they remain an underused and under-investigated tool in patient care.

Posted in: Emergency & Disaster Medicine5 Psychiatry2

Abstract | October 28, 2020

Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Widened anion gap metabolic acidosis is encountered in the emergency department with regularity and has a limited differential diagnosis. We present a case where the etiology was not immediately apparent but was eventually determined to be caused by the recent initiation of dapagliflozin, a SGLT2 inhibitor, for the management of Type 2 diabetes.

Posted in: Emergency & Disaster Medicine5 Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7