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Brady Pregerson, MD

Brady Pregerson, MD

Dr Pregerson is a staff emergency physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside. He is the author of the Tarascon Emergency Department Quick Reference Guide, the A to Z Pocket Pharmacopoeia, and Quick Essentials: Emergency Medicine. He is also Editor in Chief of EMresource.org, a free online medical education Web site for emergency medicine and urgent care practitioners.

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What is the plant most likely responsible for these symptoms and how would you treat?

A middle-aged man who has not seen a doctor in "years" presents with nausea, vomiting, and asthenia that have worsened over "weeks to months." Your EKG read?

What is the cause of this severe rash in a 60-year-old man with HIV?

A 37-year-old woman presents to her local emergency department for 6 days of gradually worsening lower abdominal pain and diarrhea that has become progressively more bloody in the last 24 hours.

Does the abdominal CT shown offer a clue to the cause of this repeat but markedly more severe episode of hematochezia?

Patient claims pruritic full-body rash is from a course of vancomycin. Is he correct? Could it be something else?

The pruritic rash covers much of the 23-year-old's body. Other than a recent UTI, PMH is negative. Do labs help with your Dx?

A 32-year-old man visits the ED for an oral canker sore that should have run its course but is getting worse. What one question should you ask?

What do the symptoms and ultrasound image associated with the patient's pain suggest? Would you discharge her to home?

A 35-year-old sexually active, single woman presents to the emergency department (ED) with 18 hours of constant right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain associated with non-bloody but bilious vomiting and chills.

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