Continuous Diaphragm Sign

An 11-year-old female presented to the emergency department with fever of 1 day’s duration and sore throat. Her family described a 3-week history of cough with fever, trouble breathing, and wheezing.

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Unusual Cause of Chest Pain on Radiograph

Although pneumomediastinum (PM) is a cause of chest pain, which can be diagnosed on a plain chest radiograph, emergency physicians frequently miss the diagnosis. As follows a description of findings of PM on a chest radiograph.

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Critical Care

Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum

A 23-year-old male presented to the emergency department (ED) with sore throat, chest pain and shortness of breath that started two days prior to his arrival and gradually increased in severity.

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333 The City Blvd. West, Rt 128-01
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868, USA
Phone: 1-714-456-6389


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

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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.