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Outlander Case Report: Penetrating Penile Trauma

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Case Presentation The year is 1743, and a complicated love story involving two passionate relationships with one woman, Claire, unravels. Her two lovers, Frank Randall and Jamie, find themselves in sword combat, fighting over their one true love. Unfortunately, despite putting up a good fight, Randall finds himself struck in his genitals during the duel. After rushing to the hospital via horse-drawn carriage, Randall presents with a penetrating penile injury to the ED. …

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Quarantine Tom’s Twist

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Your next patient is Tom, an otherwise healthy 22-year-old male. He has returned for the fourth time within the last 3 months for intermittent generalized abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. A review of his previous visits reveals that he has been extensively worked up with a normal abdominal ultrasound, x-ray, and even a CT scan. He was also referred for endoscopy, which showed gastritis with a Mallory-Weiss tear and was started on pantoprazole …

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MI Pretty Peaceful APE: Differentials for Sinister causes of chest pain

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About 1 in 10 cases seen in the Emergency department involve chest pain. While some of these causes are benign or subacute, there are six emergent and sinister causes of chest pain that one would want to consider first before exploring other diagnoses. The mnemonic “MI Pretty Peaceful APE” can be used to quickly recall these sinister causes in order from most to least frequent presentations. Given below are those conditions, their prevalence, …

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CRACKCast E227 – Spinal Injuries

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This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 36 (9th Ed.) on spinal injuries. This episode will outline the approach and details of the diagnosis, classification and treatment of spinal trauma in the emergency department. Shownotes – PDF Here Rosen’s in Perspective Alright, podcast listeners. We are back at it again with another episode of CRACKCast. Today, we will be reviewing Chapter 36 – Spinal Injuries in Rosen’s 9th Edition. This is one …

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Introducing: CRACKCast Visual Flashcards!

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Check out the new CRACKCast Visual Flashcards: brought to you by the CanadiEM Infographics and CRACKCast teams! Our goal is to visually produce flashcards covering high-yield Wisecracks and Core Questions from CRACKCast episodes. The Infographics team has created a pilot deck, and we need YOUR feedback to improve the series. Click the link below, and tell us how we can improve our flashcards to fit your study needs! Also, make sure to share …