Thrombectomy in Patients with Large Ischemic Strokes – Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Thrombectomy in Patients with Large Ischemic Strokes - Study Findings

Thrombectomy in Patients with Large Ischemic Strokes – Guideline Knowledge CheckAndrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEM examines newly released data addressing the use of thrombectomy in patients with large ischemic stroke.In 2019, the American Heart Association (AHA) published stroke guidelines that, mostly due to a lack of data, did not recommend thrombectomy in patients with very large ischemic strokes. This data … Read More

Outpatient COVID-19 Treatments – Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

New Outpatient COVID-19 Treatments - Guideline Knowledge Check

New Outpatient COVID-19 Treatments – Guideline Knowledge CheckAndrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEM examines newly updated COVID-19 recommendations from the NIH and IDSA addressing the omicron variant and two newly authorized oral antiviral treatments for ambulatory patients with COVID-19. In January / February 2022, both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) updated their COVID-19 … Read More

MR CLEAN Study Findings – Thrombolysis Before Thrombectomy in Stroke Patients?

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

MR CLEAN Study, Thrombolysis Before Thrombectomy in Stroke Patients

MR CLEAN Study Findings – Thrombolysis Before Thrombectomy in Stroke Patients?Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEM examines the recently published findings of the MR CLEAN study and the role of thrombolysis in patients with acute stroke who qualify for immediate thrombectomy. In 2019, the American Heart Association (AHA) published stroke guidelines that for the first time fully integrated both medical (thrombolysis) … Read More

Get a Free Medical Board Exam Knowledge Review Question Every Day From Med-Challenger Medical Education

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Product News, Urgent Care

Get a Free Medical knowledge Board Review Exam Question Every Day - Med-Challenger Board Review Question of the Day

Get a Free Medical Board Exam Knowledge Review Question Every Day From Med-Challenger Medical EducationFree Medical Knowledge Review Question of the Day Available in Six SpecialtiesMed-Challenger has just announced a way for anyone to get a free medical board review question every day in six specialties – emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant. On … Read More

Thrombolysis in Pediatric Versus Adult Ischemic Stroke – Closing the Clinical Knowledge Gap

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Thrombolysis in Stroke - Thrombolysis inPediatric Versus Adult Ischemic Stroke Patient Case Q&A - Closing the Clinical Knowledge Gap

Thrombolysis in Stroke: Thrombolysis in Pediatric vs Adult Ischemic Stroke – Closing Clinical Knowledge GapsAndrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEM examines the differences between thrombolysis in pediatric vs. adult ischemic stroke.In 2019, the American Heart Association (AHA) published updated adult and pediatric ischemic stroke guidelines. In what important ways are pediatric eligibility criteria for thrombolysis similar to/different from those for adults?Try … Read More

Transfusion Medicine Case: A 58yo Woman with History of Colon Cancer Presents with Epigastric Pain – Clinical Pearl of the Month

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Transfusion medicine case - A 58-year-old-woman with colon cancer presents with epigastric pain.

Transfusion Medicine Case: A 58-year-old woman with a history of colon cancer presents with intermittent epigastric pain.Guidelines for Transfusion Pearls of Wisdom Q&A CaseTransfusion medicine (or transfusiology) is the branch of medicine that encompasses all aspects of the transfusion of blood and blood components including aspects related to hemovigilance. It includes issues of blood donation, immunohematology and other laboratory testing … Read More

Clinical Pearl of the Month – A 27 Year-Old Woman with Asthma Exacerbation

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant

asthma exacerbation case

Asthma exacerbation in a 27-year-old woman.Guidelines and Treatment for Asthma Pearls of Wisdom Q&A CaseAsthma is a common and potentially serious chronic disease that imposes a substantial burden on patients, their families and the community. It causes respiratory symptoms, limitation of activity, and flare-ups (attacks) that sometimes require urgent health care and may be fatal. Asthma attacks – called asthma … Read More

Clinical Pearl of the Month – Identify and Treat Tinea Capitis

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant

Tinea Capitis Case

A 10-Year-Old Boy with an Itchy Scalp and Patches of Hair LossIdentify and Treat Tinea Capitis Pearls of Wisdom Q&A CaseTinea capitis is a dermatological condition most common in children. It is caused by a fungal infection of the hair and scalp caused by dermatophyte fungi.  Let’s take a look at this tinea capitis case and see if you can … Read More

Tips for a Successful Early Clinical Career for Residents, Fellows, and New Board-Certified Clinicians

Paul Griner, MD, MACPClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Residency Programs, Urgent Care

tips for a successful early clinical career and starting clinical practice

Tips for a Successful Early Clinical Career for Residents, Fellows, and New Board-Certified CliniciansHow to get off to a good start in your clinical practice.Completion of residency or fellowship training is an important step in one’s early clinical career.  Equally important is getting off to a good start in your chosen branch of medicine once you have completed training. Whether … Read More

Clinical Pearl of the Month – Preeclampsia, High Risk Pregnancy, High Blood Pressure

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

preclampsia prevention

Preventing Preeclampsia in a 36-year-old Pregnant Woman with High Blood PressureHigh Risk Pregnancy Clinical Pearls of Wisdom Q&A CasePreeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal. Left untreated, … Read More