Emergency Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 

  • Skill Checkup: An Electrical Conundrum A 76-year-old man with a history of HFpEF, multiple heart failure exacerbations, stage 3 CKD, and multiple comorbidities presents with syncope. How would you diagnose and treat this patient?
  • A Marijuana User With Sudden Chest Pain Radiating to His Neck An 18-year-old man presents with sudden-onset chest pain in the midsubsternal region, radiating to the neck. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) How much do you know about the presentation, workup, and treatment of HFrEF? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Serotonin Syndrome Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition that results from the use of certain drugs. Can you recognize its symptoms, and do you know best practices for care? Try this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions As many as 10%-15% of all diagnoses are incorrect. Certain conditions are notoriously harder to diagnose. Do you know key clinical aspects of commonly misdiagnosed conditions? Take this short quiz.
  • A 28-Year-Old Writer With Bilious Vomiting After Egg Donation A 28-year-old woman presents after 14 hours of nonbloody, bilious emesis and cramping along her lower abdomen. She develops watery, nonbloody diarrhea after arrival. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Tardive Dyskinesia Clinicians need a clear understanding of causative agents associated with tardive dyskinesia and optimal treatment strategies. How much do you know about TD? Check your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Psoriatic Arthritis Presentation and Diagnosis How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis? Refresh your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Heart Failure Heart failure affects an estimated 6.2 million Americans. Do you know how best to approach heart failure? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Statins Statins are cholesterol-lowering agents and are among the most commonly prescribed drugs. Are you familiar with key clinical concerns and recommendations for their use? Take this short quiz.
  • A 52-Year-Old Man With a Hole in His Jaw and Alcoholism A 52-year-old-man referred to dentistry for dentures presents with a large opening in the left retromolar area. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Allergic Asthma Management How familiar are you with strategies for the management of allergic asthma? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • A 2-Month-Old Receiving Anesthetic Our question this week asks about bloodwork in infants.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Anemia in Myelodysplastic Syndrome Do you know key information about the presentation, workup, and treatment of anemia in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome? Take this quick quiz to find out.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi) Kidney stones (renal calculi) can lead to excruciatingly painful complications, and their incidence is on the rise. Do you know key clinical aspects and best practices? Take this quick quiz.
  • A 57-Year-Old Man With a Fever Who Can't Stop Bleeding A 57-year-old man presents with excessive bleeding that won't stop after a dental cleaning procedure. He had a fever 4-5 days earlier but describes no other symptoms. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Meningitis Patients with meningitis may be at risk for neurologic sequelae or death. How much do you know about this potentially serious condition? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hygiene-Related Diseases Poor hygiene can lead to significant health issues. Can you recognize common hygiene-related disease presentations and correctly answer questions on best practices? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Abdominal Pain, Anemia, and Oliguria in a Distressed Woman A 70-year-old woman treated for hip fracture, weakness, and chronic atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular response is readmitted for urinary retention and tachycardia. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Memory Loss and Cognitive Impairment Changes in cognition are among the most common fears for patients as they age. Do you know key clinical aspects related to memory loss and cognitive impairment? Test yourself with this short quiz.