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- "The LLSA Literature Review." A synopses of the articles from ABEM's yearly LLSA reading lists. Each summary features bulleted highlights of the articles to help you focus your continuous learning efforts.
- "The Critical ECG." An ECG illustrating a challenging condition is presented along with a discussion of the subtleties of its interpretation.
- "The Critical Image." An image (CT, radiograph, etc.) is provided along with a discussion of the visual clues leading to the correct diagnosis.
- "The Drug Box." A concise review of indications, dosage, and contraindication for commonly used medications.
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Inside The July 2014 Issue:
Lesson 13 Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Continuous mechanical support such as that provided by left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) for advanced heart failure patients increases survival and improves quality of life. As LVADs become more common, emergency providers must become skilled in evaluating these patients, beginning necessary treatment, and arranging definitive care if appropriate.
Lesson 14 Febrile Illness in Recent Travelers
The modern ability to travel great distances over a relatively short time can expose people to uncommon sources of infections. Patients with travel-associated illnesses are often misdiagnosed because the disease is uncommon in this country, because a travel history was never elicited, or because the efficacy of chemoprophylaxis was overestimated.