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Should you present in the ER with squeaky wheel syndrome? by David W. Patient Expert Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 9:08pm CNN Money has an interesting piece ( How to get help in a hurry in the ER ) on tactics to reduce one’s wait in the emergency room. The author describes the experience of a house guest who had an allergic reaction, then asks four ER physicians what they would do to get a loved one seen faster. The suggestions include: Telling the triage nu ... Read on »
The Exercise Widow(er) Phenomenon [Coming to a marriage near you?] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 10:31pm Do you or someone you love suffer from the following symptoms? - Attending only parties that serve salted nut rolls and Powerade. - Picking up 8 pairs of different (but still look pretty much the same) running shoes every evening. - Waking up alone to an empty bed and a note that says "8 miler, lake route, love you." Every morning. ... Read on »
Emerging truths about Early repolarisation syndrome ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:35pm Early repolarisation syndrome, (Also called ERS) is a common ECG observation among general population.It is diagnosed when  ST elevation occurs   with concavity upwards in anterior chest leads and inferior leads or both. The exact  incidence is variable (Up to 2%). It forms an important variant in young males .Females form a minority  with th ... Read on »
A young man enters ER with chest pain . . . 1 , 2 , 3 . . . and get him out of ER ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 30 Sep 2012 2:22pm For ruling out  acute coronary syndrome in   in  men less than 40 years , here is  30 second protocol ! All you require is an ECG and  some degree of common sense ! ( A flattish  T wave is acceptable ) Please note cardiac  enzymes are not required  to R/O ACS in this group ! Vancouver chest pain rule is  a glorified  clinical sen ... Read on »
Treating My Chronic E.R.S. by Andra R. Posted Thu 19 May 2011 12:00am As you know, I suffer from E.R.S., more commonly known as Exercise Resistance Syndrome.  It's a very real disease.  The symptoms are occasional laziness, unwillingness to move, fabulous excuse making skills, and wishing actual workout time away with thoughts of delicious things and shopping flings.   It comes and goes and it's always som ... Read on »
Some more “bad news” for people with early repolarisation syndrome by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 04 Apr 2010 9:16am ERS -Early repolarisation syndrome  is known as a   benign ECG finding  for  many decades  .Now it  is beginning to look dangerous as evidence is accumulating  it may have a link with ventricular arrhythmias. ERS represents complex changes in  ionic movements during  cardiac repolarisation . (To be specific , it is due to a functional gain ... Read on »
The ER: Stuff You Need to Know. Part 1: Triage by Nurse William Registered Nurse Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:52pm Introduction: I recently wrote an article describing a variety of examples of poor behavior demonstrated by patients in the Triage section of my Emergency Department. While the article was written primarily to introduce the reader to some of the actual (rather than media-generated) challenges encountered by an ER nurse in a humorous vein (whic ... Read on »
Can a broken heart actually send you to the ER? by Marta M. Posted Mon 20 Feb 2012 10:05pm It’s the month of love and the heart (The American Heart Association), but I’m not referring to a sick heart rather than a hurt/shocked heart, which can trigger the same symptoms as a sick heart. Broken Heart Syndrome (BHS) is a condition that closely mimics a heart attack. Patients usually arrive to the hospital ER with chest pain and shor ... Read on »
E.R. by Tricia Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 3:15pm I just watched ER. You know, the one that starred the man who has Down syndrome? His name is Nicholas Weiland and he did a great job. I totally admit, I only watched this for Nicholas. I haven't watched ER since the Clooney days and even then I wasn't faithful. Come to think of it, I haven't been faithful to a TV show (on actual TV, you kn ... Read on »
E.R. by Tricia Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 3:47pm I just watched ER. You know, the one that starred the man who has Down syndrome? His name is Nicholas Weiland and he did a great job. I totally admit, I only watched this for Nicholas. I haven't watched ER since the Clooney days and even then I wasn't faithful. Come to think of it, I haven't been faithful to a TV show (on actual TV, you kn ... Read on »