Protocol of supra-visceral aortic ischemic preconditioning for open surgical repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm

Open surgical repair (OSR) for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAA) is associated with a high pulmonary and renal morbidity rate. Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) is a mechanism of protection against the deleterious effects of ischemia-reperfusion. To our knowledge IPC has never been tested during OSR for TAA. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of IPC during OSR for…

Biphasic clinical course of a ruptured right gastric artery aneurysm caused by segmental arterial mediolysis: a case report

Gastric artery aneurysms are rarely caused by segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM), a condition that often involves multiple vessels. The clinical course of SAM after vessel rupture may vary depending on the involved vessels. For example, the “double-rupture phenomenon” observed following the rupture of the splenic artery aneurysm manifests as a biphasic and relatively slow clinical course. Even…

ED X-Waiver Training Corps

We are thrilled to announce that ACEP [in partnership with Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)] will be holding multiple Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) X-Waiver (DEA DATA 2000) trainings this fall and in early 2021. These are free, virtual, live trainings done through the Zoom platform. Though this curriculum is developed by Emergency Medicine physicians, you do not need to be an…

AI model suggests COVID-19 will grow more infectious

SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, is mutating—and a new AI model suggests many of those mutations could be even more infectious. When a virus mutates, the researchers explained, it can be benign or even make the virus less dangerous to humans. In this instance, however, many detected mutations have a significant chance of becoming more…

Emergency Medicine News

Monday, August 3, 2020 ​Certain emergency department procedures bring us a sense of accomplishment. We cheer after a shoulder returns to its correct position from our relocation technique and smile when a laceration closes just right. Emergency department procedures can be very rewarding for providers and…