Pacemaker-associated Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens Treated with Catheter-directed Thrombolysis

Mazer, MD, et al.

A 37-year-old female with a history of attention deficit disorder and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) with neurocardiogenic syncope presented to our hospital’s emergency department (ED) complaining of an abrupt onset of pain and paresthesias in her left arm, adjoining left chest wall, and inferior neck that began one hour prior to arrival.

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Mercury Ingestion

Amin, DO, et al.

A 30-year-old male with history of bipolar disorder and previous incident of elemental mercury ingestion in a suicide attempt, presented to the emergency department with new-onset nausea and vomiting.

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Massive Right Breast Hematoma

Amin, DO, et al.

A 53-year-old female with a history of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and generalized anxiety disorder taking 81 milligrams of aspirin daily presented as a trauma activation following a motor vehicle collision.

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Eagle Syndrome

Bremmer, DO, et al.

A 30-year-old male presented to the emergency department with intermittent neck pain, dysarthria, right facial droop, right-sided facial paresthesias and right upper extremity weakness for several days prior.

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Donut Sign on Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Interpret with Caution

Gudivada, MD, et al.

We present two cases of cerebrovascular accidents. Case #1: A 24-year-old man presented with open fractures of the left femur and tibia after a motor vehicle collision. Case #2: A 26-year-old man presented to the emergency department after eight hours with hemiplegia and global aphasia.

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ISSN: 1936-900X
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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.