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Withering Heights: A Tale of Digitalis

Digitalis, a cardiac glycoside, is an age-old drug used since the time of the Romans. It wasn’t until the 18th century when the study of digitalis propelled humankind into the age of modern medicinal therapeutics. The cardiac glycosides are isolated from…

So Bored I Hiccup’ed

It is 4 AM in the morning and a 50 year-old male is next to be seen in the emergency department. You think to yourself, what can possibly compel this patient to leave the warm comforts of his bed to…

Bradycardic on the Toilet

You are the junior resident working in the Critical Care and Trauma unit of the ED. You think to yourself that it’s a quiet day….then…EMS brings in a patient. The patient is a 67 year-old woman with history of type…

Patellar Dislocation and Reduction

Patellar Dislocation By: Juliana Jaramillo, MD PGY2 Case: 24 year-old female presents with right knee pain after slipping on ice. Her right leg got caught and twisted, and she felt as if something came out of place. She is unable…