Case Report

Stump Appendicitis

Essenmacher, MD, et al.

Abdominal pain is a frequent problem encountered in the emergency department, and acute appendicitis is a well-recognized diagnosis.

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Spontaneous Diaphragmatic Hernia

Darocki, DO, et al.

A patient presenting to the emergency department (ED) in respiratory distress with unilateral breath sounds does not have an extensive differential diagnosis.

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Facial Baroparesis Mimicking Stroke

Krywko, MD, et al.

A 55-year-old Caucasian male flying between New York City and Miami noticed an increased sensation of pressure in his ears upon ascent, which he was unable to equalize using typical techniques (Valsalva, yawning, chewing gum).

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An Unlikely Cause of Abdominal Pain

Kairys, MD, et al.

A 78-year-old female with recent placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) presented to the ED with a chief complaint of abdominal pain over the prior two days.

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ISSN: 1936-900X
e-ISSN: 1936-9018

ISSN: 2474-252X

Our Philosophy

Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.