A Flight Emergency

A Flight Emergency

“Would any doctors on board please make themselves known to the cabin staff?” That question is enough to strike terror in any physician’s heart. If you’ve never experienced that scenario, read this. If you have, still read this: I’d be most interested to hear what you did. It did happen to me–once–many years ago while […]

Hyperglycaemic Emergency Admissions to a Secondary-Level Hospital--an Unnecessary Financial Burden (Original Articles) (Survey)

Hyperglycaemic Emergency Admissions to a Secondary-Level Hospital–an Unnecessary Financial Burden (Original Articles) (Survey)

Background and objectives. Diabetes affects approximately 1 million South Africans. Hospital admissions, the largest single item of diabetes expenditure, are often precipitated by hyperglycaemic emergencies. A recent survey of a 200-bed hospital, serving approximately 1.3 million Cape Town residents, showed that hyperglycaemic emergencies comprised 25.6% of high-care unit admissions. A study was undertaken to determine […]

Emergency Medicine Board Review

Emergency Medicine Board Review

Emergency Medicine Board Review is a comprehensive guide for preparing for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) certification or ConCert recertification exam, and for residents preparing for in-training examinations in Emergency Medicine. The text consists of over 900 multiple-choice questions, organized into 20 chapters covering topics such as gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and nervous system emergencies, […]

Emergency Neurology

Emergency Neurology

The most common problems for which patients present to the Emergency Department are neurological disorders, including stroke, syncope, back pain and headache. The etiology of the patient’s symptoms may be life-threatening, that is, when headache is due to subarachnoid hemorrhage or meningitis, or life-altering, that is, when back pain or weakness is due to spinal […]