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Medical Category: Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

Orbital Compartment Syndrome: Pearls and Pitfalls for the ED Physician

Orbital compartment syndrome (OCS) is a rare, vision-threatening diagnosis that requires rapid identification and immediate treatment for preservation of vision.1-4 As with other compartment syndromes, rapidly increasing and sustained high intraocular pressures (IOP) can result in devastating consequences. OCS causes …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatTrauma

REBEL Core Cast 42.0 – Orbital Compartment Syndrome

Take Home Points Trauma resulting in a retrobulbar hemorrhage can lead to orbital compartment syndrome which is a vision threatening injury Diagnosis is made clinically based on the presence of an afferent pupillary defect, vision loss and an intraocular pressure …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

Auricular Hematoma Management

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) complaints are commonly seen in the emergency department. When you hear “ENT emergencies,” you probably think about epistaxis, sinusitis, and possibly foreign body removal (either from the ear or nose). While not as common, auricular …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

REBEL Core Cast 19.0 – Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Take Home Points  Acute closed angle glaucoma is an ophthalmologic emergency that usually presents with sudden, painful, monocular vision loss. Physical exam will reveal conjunctival redness, corneal haziness or cloudiness due to edema and a pupil that is mid sized …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

Corticosteroids in Pharyngitis – Systematic Review + Meta-Analysis

Background: Sore throat is among the most common complaints in the emergency department (ED). Sometimes, the etiology is bacterial, and in those cases antibiotics may shorten the duration of disease and provide symptomatic relief. The majority of cases are viral …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

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