A 52-year-old morbidly obese male presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with a chief complaint of syncope. The morning of presentation he reported feeling lightheaded with shortness of breath and blurry vision upon standing.
Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) is a rare condition occurring as a consequence of numerous processes that prevent gastric emptying. Presenting symptoms of GOO are non-specific and include nausea, vomiting, epigastric discomfort and decreased appetite.
A 77-year-old female presented to our ED from her assisted living center for evaluation of a right lower leg laceration. One hour prior to arrival, she struck her leg against her walker when attempting to use the toilet and sustained a laceration to the skin overlying her anterior tibia.
A 58-year-old African-American female with a history of traumatic brain injury presented to the emergency department (ED) from her nursing home after experiencing several episodes of coffee-ground emesis that started on the day of presentation.
A 55- year-old, healthy woman presented to the emergency department with a 3.5-centimeter painless, collapsed hemorrhagic bulla at the left costal margin. She was afebrile and had no systemic symptoms.
Babesiosis, mainly endemic within the Northeastern and upper Midwestern regions of the United States, is a zoonotic disease that invades and lyses red blood cells, which can result in hemolytic anemia.
The patient was a 46-year-old, gravida five, parity four (G5P4) at 24 weeks and five days (24w5d) gestation by last routine ultrasound, who presented to our Level 1 trauma ED after being a front-seat restrained (by a lap-shoulder belt) passenger in a high-speed rollover motor vehicle collision (MVC), with unknown loss of consciousness.
We present the case of an 88-year-old female who presented to the emergency department (ED) with suspected massive pulmonary embolism (PE) causing respiratory failure, right heart strain, and shock, who despite early and aggressive resuscitation with vasopressors and continuous peripheral infusion of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), suffered a cardiac arrest in the ED.
A 53-year-old man was successfully treated using the inner trocar of the EZ-IO® system for a mallet finger injury with laceration, shown in comparison with another standard manual pinning approach using an 18-gauge needle.
A 41-year-old man with a past medical history of squamous cell carcinoma of the glottis treated with radiation therapy five years earlier presented to our emergency department (ED) complaining of one week of progressive right-sided neck pain and swelling with fever up to 38.9°Celsius (C) (102.1° Fahrenheit).
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare, and patients usually present with vague and non-specific abdominal symptoms. This report illustrates how point-of-care ultrasound performed in the emergency setting in the evaluation of such patients helped in management of two undiagnosed GIST patients.
A 50-year-old male with a past medical history of ulcerative colitis on azathioprine and mesalamine, Clostridium difficile colitis, and hernia repair, presented to the emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea.
A 43-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) by ambulance 12 hours after intentionally ingesting an estimated eight fluid ounces of Daconil® fungicide concentrate (29.6% chlorothalonil) and 16 ounces of a domestic multi-surface cleaner (Mr. Clean® with Febreze Freshness Antibacterial Spray; primary active ingredient ≤5% 3-butoxypropan-2-ol).