Rare Conditions

Jordan Davidson, a 20-year-old Asian-American woman, arrives in the ED with a painful rash that has progressed to blisters on the skin and the…
Amber White*, a 35-year-old woman who’s 21 weeks pregnant, arrives in the ED with an altered level of consciousness, blurred vision, weakness, and ataxia.…
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a life-threatening neurologic emergency, frequently occurs with dopamine antagonists (antipsychotics and antiemetics).
The 2022 reemergence of polio and smallpox in the United States has many healthcare providers wondering if they should prepare for a potential outbreak.…
Knowledge can help reduce stigmatization and improve access to care. Takeaways: Cases of human Mpox had been considered rare, but current data show rapid…
Quick action ensures prompt diagnosis and treatment. Takeaways: Metformin-associated induced lactic acidosis (MALA) is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt, aggressive management. Early recognition…
One simple question can make all the difference. Takeaways: The billions of prescriptions filled by Americans every year demonstrate the altruism of clinical trial…
Amniotic fluid embolus
A team’s quick actions ensure a positive outcome.   Takeaways: After a patient is admitted with gestational hypertension, she experiences an acute change in mental…
leukoencephalopathy
Education and surveillance are key for patients at risk for this rare but fatal complication.  Takeaways: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare demyelinating…
FES
Early identification prevents negative outcomes.    Takeaways: Fat embolism syndrome is a rare complication that can occur after traumatic orthopedic injuries. Early identification of neurologic,…
MPN
Nursing assessment, symptom management, and patient education Takeaways: Myeloproliferative neoplasms are rare progressive hematological cancers. Although symptom burden is high, medical care is focused…

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Jordan Davidson, a 20-year-old Asian-American woman, arrives in the ED with a painful rash that has progressed to blisters on the skin…

Wernicke’s encephalopathy

Amber White*, a 35-year-old woman who’s 21 weeks pregnant, arrives in the ED with an altered level of consciousness, blurred vision, weakness,…

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a life-threatening neurologic emergency, frequently occurs with dopamine antagonists (antipsychotics and antiemetics).

Adult intussusception

Quick action ensures prompt diagnosis and treatment. Takeaways: Metformin-associated induced lactic acidosis (MALA) is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt, aggressive management.…

Is your patient on a clinical trial?

One simple question can make all the difference. Takeaways: The billions of prescriptions filled by Americans every year demonstrate the altruism of…
Amniotic fluid embolus

Amniotic fluid embolus

A team’s quick actions ensure a positive outcome.   Takeaways: After a patient is admitted with gestational hypertension, she experiences an acute change…
FES

Fat embolism syndrome

Early identification prevents negative outcomes.    Takeaways: Fat embolism syndrome is a rare complication that can occur after traumatic orthopedic injuries. Early identification…
MPN

Myeloproliferative neoplasms

Nursing assessment, symptom management, and patient education Takeaways: Myeloproliferative neoplasms are rare progressive hematological cancers. Although symptom burden is high, medical care…
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