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TXA for Everyone: Inhaled TXA for Hemoptysis

Background: Use of tranexamic acid (TXA), an antifibronlytic medication,  has certainly become popular for numerous indications (i.e. trauma, uterine bleeding, epistaxis).  Patients with hemoptysis, frequently come through EDs, and as an ED healthcare provider, I am unable to provide the definitive therapies …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

D-Dimer in Pregnancy: Limiting Radiation with Pre-test Probability

Background: Pulmonary embolism is the leading cause of death in pregnancy and the puerperium – accounting for nearly 20% of maternal deaths in the United States – making rapid and accurate diagnosis critically important for emergency physicians, OB/GYNs, and all …

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Hematology and OncologyObstetrics and Gynecology

Classic Journal Review – Wells + Dimer to Rule Out PE

EM Journal Update: Safety of Using Wells’ Clinical Model With D-Dimer To Manage Patients In The ED With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Background: In the US, pulmonary embolism (PE) kills 100,000 people each year and over 360,000 new cases of PE …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

Simplifying Mechanical Ventilation – Part 6 – Choosing Your Initial Settings

Choosing Your Initial Settings: I hope you now see what physiologies to consider when setting up the ventilator and your goals for each. If your patient doesn’t fit into one of these three categories, then I set up my ventilator as …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) – Part 2: Adult & Pediatric Indications

The use of heated and humidified high flow nasal cannula has become increasing popular in the treatment of patients with acute respiratory failure through all age groups.  In part 1 we summarized how High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) works.  In …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

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