CPC-EM: Volume 2 Issue 3

An 18-Year-old Prisoner with Abdominal Pain

Windsor, MD, et al.

An 18-year-old male presented to the emergency department (ED) with a complaint of severe abdominal pain for three days along with painful urination, vomiting, diarrhea and subjective fever and chills.

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Patient with a Subarachnoid Headache

Montemayor, MEd, et al.

A 53-year-old male with a history of migraine headaches and sleep apnea was brought in by emergency medical services with the chief complaint of headache.

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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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Traumatic Acetabular Protrusion

Weber, MD, et al.

A 69-year-old woman with a history of osteopenia and left total hip arthroplasty three months prior presented from home to the emergency department with leg pain and inability to ambulate.

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Orbital Compartment Syndrome Following Mechanical Fall

Schwitkis, BA, et al.

An 80-year-old woman with a history of hypertension presented to the emergency department (ED) with blunt facial trauma including a four-centimeter laceration of the right upper eyelid sustained during a ground-level mechanical fall.

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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.