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Spring 2024

2005, 2024

Patient Attitudes Toward Remote Trauma Follow-up via Telehealth in Relation to Distance from Initial Trauma Center

May 20th, 2024|Tags: , |Comments Off on Patient Attitudes Toward Remote Trauma Follow-up via Telehealth in Relation to Distance from Initial Trauma Center

Authors: Gordon Calhoun, OMS-III; John Bumgarner, OMS-III; Zaid Khan, OMS-III Principal Investigator: Dr. Parker Fillmore, MD St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Trauma Department Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Read the Article [...]

Fall 2023

2908, 2023

Ultrasound Diagnosis of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis in the Emergency Department

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Authors: Emily Thompson, DO and Michael Galuska, MD   ABSTRACT A 44-year-old male construction worker presented to the ED with right radial wrist pain.  Physical exam findings were consistent with De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (DQT) and bedside ultrasound of the first extensor compartment of the wrist [...]

Spring 2023

2605, 2023

Mass Casualty Incident Simulations Should Be Strongly Encouraged and Widely Available for Medical Students

May 26th, 2023|Tags: , |Comments Off on Mass Casualty Incident Simulations Should Be Strongly Encouraged and Widely Available for Medical Students

Authors: Rachel Steffes OMS-II, Megan Unrath OMS-II, Andres Toledo OMS-II, Alissa Leyman OMS-II Location/School Affiliation: Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Kansas City Campus Keywords (3): Emergency Preparedness, Mass Casualty Training Simulation, Medical Education Short Au [...]

305, 2023

Damage Control Resuscitation – Pathophysiology and Practices for Emergency Medicine Physicians

May 3rd, 2023|Tags: , |Comments Off on Damage Control Resuscitation – Pathophysiology and Practices for Emergency Medicine Physicians

Author: Thomas Mathis MS-3, AEMT, USAR MC Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine Introduction Damage Control Resuscitation (DCR) is a methodology for stabilizing severely injured trauma patients with massive hemorrhage by aggressively pursuing hemostasis and proactively addressing the le [...]

305, 2023

Emergency Department Management of Vascular Trauma Resulting from a Dog Bite to Upper Extremity

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Authors: CM Emerson MS41, MN Greco MS41, TJ O’Neil MS41, CE White MS41; SM O’Neil, MD, FACS2,3 1Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2Martinsville Surgical Associates, 3SOVAH Health ABSTRACT: Introduction Dog bite injuries are a common presenting complaint to emergency departments acr [...]

305, 2023

Flecainide Fakeout

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Flecainide Induced Atrial Flutter Causing Monomorphic Wide Complex Tachycardia Authors: Dr. Graham Clifford, DO; Dr. Justin Sauter, DO; and Dr. Ben Arnold, MD Introduction: A 65-year-old male with a past medical history of atrial flutter on metoprolol, flecainide and eliquis reported to the Emergenc [...]

Fall 2022

2609, 2022

Lingering COVID-19 Symptoms Among Young Adults‎

September 26th, 2022|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Lingering COVID-19 Symptoms Among Young Adults‎

Matthew J. Gold, OMS-III; Marshall Johnson, OMS-III; Alexandra Mathis, OMS-II; Shaheen Mehrara, OMS-III; ‎Daniel Ruiz, OMS-IV; Caroline Houston, OMS-III; Jonathan Kalenik, OMS-III; Mayra Rodriguez, PhD, MPH Author Affiliations ‎· Mayra Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine [...]

2209, 2022

Symptomatic Ocular Toxoplasmosis: A Case Report

September 22nd, 2022|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Symptomatic Ocular Toxoplasmosis: A Case Report

Anthony Tran, OMS IV and Anastasia Alpizar, OMS IV William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine Abstract Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite with the potential to infect humans, especially those who ‎are immunocompromised. If the parasite reaches the retina of the eye, it can cause ‎ocular t [...]

1209, 2022

A Review of Prehospital Blood Product Transfusion for Trauma: Past ‎Advances, Current Trends, and Future Potential ‎

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Thomas Mathis MS-3, AEMT, USAR MC‎ Abdul-Rahman Saleh MS-3, MLS‎ Kevin Le MS-3, EMT-B Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine Introduction ‎ Blood products are an essential component of trauma resuscitation. In the experience of ‎both the Afghan and Iraq Wars as well as that of operating r [...]

109, 2022

Unexpected Methemoglobinemia: A Case Report

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Coral Byrns, OMS-IV VCOM-Auburn Abstract This case is to serve as a refresher on methemoglobinemia and the different pathologies, ‎both well understood and newly discovered, that surround it. Patient X, a 66-year-old African ‎American female, was seen in the emergency department with complaints of d [...]

Summer 2022

2107, 2022

Altitude Induced Angioedema of the Lips

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Grace Bunemann MS41, Madison Greco MS41‎ ‎1Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine Abstract Introduction High-Altitude Illness and its related disorders (Acute Mountain Sickness, High-Altitude Cerebral Edema, and ‎High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema) have often been documented to occur at altit [...]

2306, 2022

Enterococcus Faecalis Endocarditis Disguised as Back Pain and Fever of Unknown Origin

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Blake, A. OMS-III Abstract: Bacterial endocarditis is a life-threatening, deadly infection that impacts the lives of several people each year in both developed and developing countries. Although the recognition, diagnosis, and treatments have improved, the mortality rate remains concerning. It is vit [...]

2705, 2022

Preparing a Better Obstetrics Consult in the Emergency Department

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Braden Zoller, OMS-III1; K. Daniel Miller, D.O.2 Affiliations: 1Kansas City University, Kansas City, MO. 2Chief of Obstetrics, William Newton Hospital, Winfield, KS. In 2018, visits to the emergency department (ED) related to pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium were the fifth most common prese [...]

1505, 2022

Trash Talk: Decreasing our Carbon Footprint in the ED

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Austin Bennett, OMS IV West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, West Virginia Prior to medical school, I worked as an ED Tech. Some of my duties included unpacking the boxes of supplies from the manufacturers and stocking the patient care rooms. I also often helped my friend Edgar in [...]

1505, 2022

Impact of Resource Allocation on Opioid Related Fatalities in Vermont as Measured Using ‎Geographic Information Systems ‎

May 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Impact of Resource Allocation on Opioid Related Fatalities in Vermont as Measured Using ‎Geographic Information Systems ‎

Shanes, A, OMS II*, Shecter, I, OMS II*, Bograkos, W, M.A., D.O. University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine *co-authors Introduction: The opioid epidemic poses a huge public health concern nationwide. The State of Vermont is invested in curbing opioid-related fatalit [...]

Fall 2021

610, 2021

COVID Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report

October 6th, 2021|Tags: |Comments Off on COVID Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report

Kara Hatlevoll DO, MS, FAWM*, Harshit Singh*, Jaime Weber MS*, Natalie Griego MD *These authors contributed equally to this work. Abstract Case Presentation: An 82-year old patient with preexisting COVID-19 pneumonia and significant cardiac risk factors presented via EMS to the emergency department [...]

410, 2021

Soiled Airways: Suction Catheters and Decontamination Techniques

October 4th, 2021|Tags: |Comments Off on Soiled Airways: Suction Catheters and Decontamination Techniques

Parham Salehi Saee1, MS4; Dhimitri A Nikolla, DO2 Affiliations: ‎ 1Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA.‎ ‎2Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Erie, ‎PA. Introduction Usually, blood or vomit in the oropharynx, a soiled airway can obscur [...]

Spring 2021

610, 2021

COVID Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report

October 6th, 2021|Tags: |Comments Off on COVID Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report

Kara Hatlevoll DO, MS, FAWM*, Harshit Singh*, Jaime Weber MS*, Natalie Griego MD *These authors contributed equally to this work. Abstract Case Presentation: An 82-year old patient with preexisting COVID-19 pneumonia and significant cardiac risk factors presented via EMS to the emergency department [...]

410, 2021

Soiled Airways: Suction Catheters and Decontamination Techniques

October 4th, 2021|Tags: |Comments Off on Soiled Airways: Suction Catheters and Decontamination Techniques

Parham Salehi Saee1, MS4; Dhimitri A Nikolla, DO2 Affiliations: ‎ 1Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA.‎ ‎2Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Erie, ‎PA. Introduction Usually, blood or vomit in the oropharynx, a soiled airway can obscur [...]

306, 2021

Knee Injury After a Skateboarding Accident

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Parham Salehi Saee, MS3; Nathan C Ellis, MD; Dhimitri A Nikolla, DO; Melody ‎Milliron, DO Affiliations: ‎ 1Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA.‎ ‎2Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Erie, ‎PA. ‎ Corresponding Author:‎ Dhimitri A. Nikol [...]

1203, 2021

Acute Renal Infarction Leading to Sudden Perirenal Hemorrhage

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Jesse Dalton, DOAshley Lauria, DO Kent Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Abstract Introduction Renal infarction is a rare, but clinically important diagnosis due to its significant morbidity and ‎mortality. Atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor for thromboembolic disease that can lead to ‎re [...]

Fall 2020

3009, 2020

The Approach to Orthopedic Complaints in the Emergency Department

September 30th, 2020|Comments Off on The Approach to Orthopedic Complaints in the Emergency Department

Varsha Aravindabose, OMS-IV at Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine Acute orthopedic complaints comprise a significant number of Emergency Department (ED) visits every year. Yet, studies show that many Emergency Medicine physicians are not confident in their diagnosis and managemen [...]

1709, 2020

Why Talk Flu During a Pandemic?

September 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Why Talk Flu During a Pandemic?

Taylor A. Klein, MS, OMS-IV Nicholas S. Bowman, OMS-IV If conversations in your household are anything like ours, we are rapidly approaching our regularly scheduled influenza debate. The arguments are numerous: “That vaccine never works anyway.” “Any time I get that vaccine, I get the flu from it.” [...]

Summer 2020

2808, 2020

Investigating Inversions To A Tee

August 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Investigating Inversions To A Tee

Jeff Thekkekara, OMS-IV, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences The discovery of the electrocardiogram (ECG) by the Dutch physiologist, Dr. Wilhelm Einthoven, would eventually win him the Nobel Prize in 1924, but he could not have done so without the knowledge that came before him. For e [...]

408, 2020

A Thing Not Looked for Is Seldom Found

August 4th, 2020|Comments Off on A Thing Not Looked for Is Seldom Found

Alyka Glor Fernandez, OMS-IV Mitchell Dean Maulfair, DO A previously healthy 16-year-old male presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. He woke up with abdominal pain that steadily worsened and was unrelieved by a dose of over the counter simethicone.  This pro [...]

1307, 2020

Applying Emergency Medicine During a Pandemic – Advice for Orphan Program Medical Students

July 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Applying Emergency Medicine During a Pandemic – Advice for Orphan Program Medical Students

Authors: Andrew Langille DO1, Christina Hornack DO2, Dhimitri Nikolla DO3 Positions/Affiliations: 1ACOEP-RSO Secretary, EM Resident, UT Nashville, Nashville, TN 2ACOEP-RSO President, EM Resident, Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH 3ACOEP RSAC Chair, EM Attending, AHN Saint Vincent, Erie, [...]

2906, 2020

Welcome Emergency Medicine Interns!

June 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Welcome Emergency Medicine Interns!

Greetings and welcome to our new class of Emergency Medicine Interns! You have joined our specialty during an exciting and uncertain time. But excitement and uncertainty are not new to our specialty, nor do I believe they are unique to it. We are often called to react to situations without enough in [...]

2906, 2020

Volunteering as a Medical Student During COVID-19: A Personal Account

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Kaley Canova-Gaitros, OMS-IV, Kansas City University I am sure that years from now, my classmates and I will all remember what rotation we were pulled from on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic; I was in my final week of an ENT Surgery rotation.  The next couple of weeks were full of specul [...]

2906, 2020

Interview With Stephanie Davis, DO

June 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Interview With Stephanie Davis, DO

In May 2020, Sean Creegan, OMS III, sat down (virtually) with Dr. Stephanie Davis, DO, and asked about her work on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a transcript of some of the interview. Be sure to listen to the audio version for the complete interview, including our discussion on w [...]

Spring 2020