Modern Resident

  • Clinical Pearl -- Osteochondritis Dissecans A 45-year-old man presents with atraumatic left ankle pain and swelling and is diagnosed with osteochondritis dissecans. Learn more about this painful condition.
  • Antibiotics for Patients With Uncomplicated Abscesses Patients frequently present to the ED with skin and soft tissue infections, typically cellulitis and abscess. What standard of care should be followed?
  • Hypocalcemia A 17-year-old girl with a history of total thyroidectomy was sent to the emergency department for an abnormal lab study. What's the diagnosis?
  • Pediatric Pharmaceutical Poisonings on the Rise With more parents taking prescription medications, pediatric poisonings are putting an increasing burden on EDs. What can EM physicians do to bring these numbers down?
  • Aortic Dissection A 62-year-old man is brought in by ambulance for acute-onset left lower-extremity weakness, numbness, and pain. Read this overview on the diagnosis and treatment of aortic dissection.
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