Category: EM…From the IM Perspective

ARVD/C

By Baruch Berzon MD and Richard Sinert MD Case Presentation A 32 year-old male presents in August to EMS with complaints of “flutter in my chest” and light-headedness for an hour. The paramedics find a young man in mild distress…

Oligoanalgesia

A CASE: A 40 y/o black homeless man presents with difficulty walking secondary to extreme left lower extremity pain. On exam, the patient is afebrile, HR 105, RR 20, BP 120/65. His extremity is swollen, warm, erythematous and extremely tender…

You think you know asthma?

A 25 y/o smoker presents to the ED with SOB and tells you her asthma is acting up. You think to yourself, “I love the crashing asthma patient!” Within 5 minutes bipap is bedside, solumedrol is given and somehow she’s…

It’s (almost) Never Lupus

By Dr. Jacqueline Shibata   A 35 y/o with Lupus presents to the ED with 1 day of chest pain…. The worst because, as we all know, systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is an autoimmune rheumatologic disease that can be deadly…