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  • Haiti Update: After the Aftershock

    Editor's Note: Healthline blogger and Stanford University emergency medicine instructor Dr. Anil Menon is in Haiti to help with the global effort to provide medical care in the wake of the January 12 earthquake. Because communication outlets are l...

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  • Emergency Medicine - All About the "ABCs"

    There is a universal truth in Emergency Medicine when taking care of critically ill or injured patients, and that is, “always remember the ABCs”. (My first grade teacher, Mrs. Goldstein, would be very proud!) In Emergency Medicine, however, the ...

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  • Coming Soon: the Trauma Center 1.2

    We'll be hosting the next issue of the Trauma Center here next Tuesday, November 20th. The Trauma Center is a new blog carnival covering all aspects of emergency medicine. To be included, please send an email to lshevchik at healthline dot com by ...

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  • End of Life Choices

    Every day in the emergency department I work hard to cure disease and save people's lives. When patients come through the emergency department we start with the assumption that they wish to have all appropriate interventions that could save their ...

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  • Drugs of Abuse

    To pick up where my last post left off, I thought I would write about a more common case than LSD. That would be alcohol intoxication. SFGH's director of Emergency Medicine, Alan Gelb, noticed a decade by decade decline in LSD presentation to th...

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  • Thank You Eye on DNA for Grand Rounds at the Beach

    Thank you to Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei and Eye on DNA for including Dr. Anil Menon's post "Drugs of Abuse" on Grand Rounds at the Beach.

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  • What If.....

    The Emergency Department can be a very hazardous place to work. Over the course of one year I have seen random acts of violence, and have had friends exposed to various bodily fluids. I have seen a meal tray thrown at a nurse and unruly patients t...

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  • Heroic Measures

    ED thoracotomy is as far as we ever go to save a life. In fact, it is sometimes so far away that we now have rules to to prevent us from getting lost while performing this procedure. By that I mean, we do not do it unless there is at least a rem...

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  • Pain

    Not surprisingly pain is a major force driving ED visits. It is also our guide to diagnosis as physicians. As we chase down a description of the pain through our questions we follow paths and causes as varied as bruises, kidney stones, heart att...

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  • Haiti Update: The More They Remain the Same...

    Editor's Note: Healthline blogger and Stanford University emergency medicine instructor Dr. Anil Menon is in Haiti to help with the global effort to provide medical care in the wake of the January 12 earthquake. Because communication outlets are l...

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