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May 2019

On Demand Treatment for Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

By Natalija Farrell, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT *Editor's Note: This is the first post from our wonderful ED Pharmacist colleagues, and by our in-house toxicologist no less! Background: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic disorder that results in recurrent episodes... Continue Reading →

Cybersecurity in the ED: how connectivity can go wrong

By Zaid Altawil, MD Technology in medicine is advancing at ever faster rates, thanks to impressive (and exponential) progress in both cost and scale. Connected “Things” are getting smaller, cheaper, and more ubiquitous. If you don't believe me, check your... Continue Reading →

Amio-Oh-No-No: Evidence for Procainamide in Stable Ventricular Tachycardia

Resident Author: Madeline Brockberg, MD Faculty Editor: Steven Mcguire, DO An 86 year old male with a complicated past cardiac and GI history rolls into the resuscitation bay. He has a known history of afib on apixaban, prior esophageal cancer... Continue Reading →

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