26 03, 2019

Acute Lower Extremity Paralysis: A Sign of Decompensated Hyperthyroidism

2019-08-05T15:46:25-05:00March 26th, 2019|Current Events, Spring 2019, The Fast Track Issues|

John Oh, MD Ashley Lauria, DO Kent Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Introduction This case describes a young male who presented to the Emergency Room (ER)  with a chief complaint of sudden onset bilateral lower extremity paralysis. He was found to have thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP), which [...]

20 02, 2019

The Winter Student Symposium – I Didn’t Know What to Expect

2019-02-20T15:19:13-06:00February 20th, 2019|Current Events, The Fast Track Issues, Winter 2019|

Zach Mauro OMS-III, EMT-P ACOEP-RSO Conference Co-Chair The Winter Student Symposium - I didn't know what to expect "ABCDE and a secondary survey will never fail you!" "If you don't already, you're going to love ultrasound at the end of today!" "We [as residency programs] want to know why you want t [...]

9 07, 2018

EM Board Review

2018-07-09T22:24:54-05:00July 9th, 2018|Current Events, Summer 2018|

1. Which patient is LEAST at risk of experiencing a heat related emergency? A. 80-year-old male with a past medical history of congestive heart failure on sertraline and tramadol B.  3-year-old female accidentally left in a vehicle on a hot summer day C.  40-year-old male with a past medical history [...]

5 04, 2018

Street Medicine: How It Can Have a Positive Impact and Curtail the Misuse of the Emergency Department

2018-06-04T20:42:58-05:00April 5th, 2018|Current Events, Spring 2018, The Fast Track Issues|

Jillian Blalock OMS-III WVSOM When I made the decision to return to my hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia to complete my clinical requirements for medical school, I did so because I already knew the area; I would not have the “transition period” or feel the need to “get settled” like many of my cla [...]

8 02, 2018

Emergency Medicine Organizations

2018-05-29T20:48:16-05:00February 8th, 2018|Current Events, Winter 2018|

Nevertheless, it is easy to get stuck in the microcosm of the doctor-patient relationship and forget that there is a breadth of bureaucracy that allows us to do the job we love doing. There are many organizations fighting for our ability to practice emergency medicine with reliable evidence, a neces [...]