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Cardiac Tamponade

Cardiac Tamponade

Cardiac tamponade is an accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac that compresses the heart, impairs diastolic filling, and leads to a reduction in cardiac output. Tamponade is most often caused by penetrating trauma. Other causes of acute cardiac tamponade include...

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Avoid poor rapport

Avoid poor rapport

People can sense when you're in a rush or focusing too much on an electronic health record (EHR). We must appreciate the importance of bedside manner and establishing trust with patients. Compassion is often more effective than a quick Z-pack. I’ve been told by many...

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Scoliosis and the Cobb Angle

Scoliosis and the Cobb Angle

Scoliosisis a lateral curvature of the spine. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis which typically has an onset after 10 years of age. The degree of curvature of the spine is determined by the Cobb angle. A curve with a Cobb angle ≥ 10...

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