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Academic Life in EM
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An educational blog in the specialty of Emergency Medicine
An educational blog in the specialty of Emergency Medicine

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Must We Avoid Nitrofurantoin with Impaired Renal Function?
Acute uncomplicated cystitis is becoming more difficult to treat in the setting of increasing antimicrobial resistance. In the 2010 IDSA Guideline , nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) is now listed as the first-line choice, surpassing ciprofloxacin and sulfamethoxaz...

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Wellens' Syndrome: Is it on your radar?
Wellen’s Syndrome was first described in 1982 in which 75% of patients with t wave inversions in V2-V4 went on to have an acute myocardial infarction (MI). This was again repeated in 1989, and showed that all patients with this morphology had >50% LAD steno...

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aVR: The Forgotten 12th Lead
Image from PMID: 22412103 Augmented
leads (aVR, aVF, and aVL) were developed to derive more localized information
looking at the right, lower, and left part of the heart respectively.  Specifically, lead aVR obtains information
from the right upper side of ...

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