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Anxiety: Why are we seeing so much of it?

In Featured by Shahbaz Syed1 Comment

Our early evolutionary ancestors relied on the fight or flight response to help ensure their survival and ability to propagate their genes. It was this successful trait that helped allow for the evolution and survival of our species to date. However, as we will discuss, the evolutionary and ecological history of this trait is perhaps an significant culprit in the increasing prevalence of anxiety related disorders that we are current witnessing. Evolutionary History …

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Blood and Clots Quizlet 3: Procedures on Warfarin

In Blood & Clots, Medical Concepts by Eric TsengLeave a Comment

Hello Blood & Clots/CanadiEM community! Before we post our blog series on thrombosis and bleeding, we encourage you to test your initial knowledge by going through a few brief case scenarios. These cases were originally posted as part of our needs assessment in Fall 2016, and you can find the answers after each question below. The first and second cases can be found here: Quizlet #1, Quizlet #2 Cheers! -Blood & Clots Editorial …

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Spot the Diagnosis! The case of the Woman and the Flask

In Arts PRN, Featured, Medical Concepts by Leah Zhao1 Comment

As part of the Arts PRN series, we will intermittently be featuring pieces of historic art that hint at an underlying medical condition. They say a picture is worth 1000 words… can you Spot the Diagnosis after examining only a painting? Read on to learn not only about the art, but about these fascinating medical conditions. Who knows, maybe they’ll help you make a diagnosis some day (or at least help you out on Jeopardy)! …

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CAEP GeMES | Residents’ Perception of Direct Observation in a Clinical Setting

In Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS) by Allison McConnellLeave a Comment

Audrey is a 2nd year EM resident who is on her 3rd shift with Dr. Stewart, an EM staff physician. In the middle of the shift, Dr. Stewart tells Audrey that he would like to observe her as she assesses her next patient. Audrey is concerned that his decision to observe her is due to mistakes made in her previous assessment where she did not consider PE as an alternative diagnosis. As a …