When Stroke Doesn’t Look Like Stroke

On average, someone in the United States suffers a stroke every 45 seconds making it the fifth leading cause of death in this country. Unfortunately, stroke can sometimes present with symptoms unlike the typical presentation. In fact, some patients can be experiencing...

Unusual Cardiac Arrest Cases

Occasionally, EMS personnel encounter cardiac arrest cases unlike anything they have previously experienced. Two situations increasing in frequency involve shock-refractory ventricular fibrillation treated with double-sequential defibrillation and CPR-induced...

Head-up CPR: Is This a Thing?

Although recent trends in ROSC rates following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have improved, survival with good neurological outcomes is rare. A key factor influencing poor neurological outcome is insufficient cerebral perfusion. Compared to standard CPR,...

A New Problem in the Management of DKA: A Case-based Approach

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is one of the most serious complications of diabetes and is often associated with significant hyperglycemia. Increasingly, patients with Type II diabetes are developing DKA, even in the absence of abnormally elevated glucose levels. What...

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