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Signs and symptoms of coagulation disorders: Mucocutaneous 1: • Gum Bleeds • Excessive bleeding after dental procedures; Craniofacial 1 : • Intracranial hemorrhage • Epistaxis; Subcutaneous 1,2 : • Petechia • Bruising; Genitourinary 1: • Menorrhagia • Hem
August 20, 2018

A patient presents in the emergency department (ED) with a nose bleed that won’t stop or a menstrual period lasting several weeks. Although bleeding disorders are rare, they often first present to the ED.

June 15, 2017

Radiographic contrast media is considered a common cause of hospital-acquired renal insufficiency, yet the latest research on contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) suggests there may be no relationship between contrast use and renal injury1,2. A recent article by Dr.

June 07, 2017

As described in a previous Urgent Matters blog post, opioid prescriptions in the emergency department (ED) have the potential to cause long-term opioid use (defin

May 18, 2017

Emergency care for sepsis has evolved considerably over the past two decades.