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Author: Muhammad Durrani

Rapid Agitation Control With Ketamine in the Emergency Department

Background/Introduction: Emergency department management of severe psychomotor agitation presents a unique challenge due to the undifferentiated nature of patient presentations, need for situational awareness, necessity for rapid sedation, all while ensuring safety and efficacy. Commonly used agents include a combination of …

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Pyschobehavioral

The HaVOC Trial: IV Haloperidol vs Ondansetron for Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome

Background/Introduction: Emergency department visits related to cannabis use appear to be increasing nationally secondary to continued trends of legalization, decriminalization, or less restrictive medical cannabis use laws in many states. The number of individuals with daily cannabis use in the …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

Effectiveness of Sodium Bicarbonate Administration on Mortality in Cardiac Arrest Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background/Introduction: The use of Sodium Bicarbonate (SB) in cardiac arrest has had a complicated history with strong and varied opinions on its effectiveness. SB was recommended in earlier ACLS guidelines, mostly stemming from the notion that severe metabolic acidosis due to …

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Resuscitation

Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses: Not Just Lyme Disease Part 5 Babesiosis

Babesiosis Epidemiology Incidence: Overall annual incidence rose from 0.6 to 0.9 cases per 100,000 in the United States between 2012 and 2015 (Gray 2019) Annual incidence is highest in those between 60-69 years of age (Gray 2019) Age: Median age …

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Infectious Disease

Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses: Not Just Lyme Disease Part 4 RMSF

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) Epidemiology Incidence: Overall annual incidence rose from 1.7 to 7 cases per million in the United States between 2000 and 2007 (Openshaw 2010) Annual incidence is highest in children aged 5-9 years of age (Amsden …

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Infectious Disease

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