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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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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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ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator - a year-long, virtual mentorship program ONLY for EM chief residents.
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PV Card: Testicular Ultrasound for Torsion and Epididymitis - in this Paucis Verbis card series. Authors: Drs. Matthew Dawson and Mike Stone.
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I am Dr. Heather Murray, Emergency Physician and Medical Educator: How I Work Smarter
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PV Card: Skin and Soft Tissue Ultrasound in this Paucis Verbis card series. Card by Drs. Alissa Genthon, Patricia Henwood, and Mike Stone
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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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Must-Know EM Pharmacotherapy Articles of 2014
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I am Megan Ranney, Director of Brown's Emergency Digital Health Innovation program: How I Work Smarter
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An educational blog in the specialty of Emergency Medicine
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What is academic emergency medicine all about? What's new in the specialty of EM? This blog aims to give you a "behind the scenes" peak into this exciting world. My perspective comes from that of a medical educator with an interest in emerging technologies.

I also post on other days whenever I encounter inspirational people and innovative ideas in the field Emergency Medicine.
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