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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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While demonstrating his retro dance moves, a 31-year-old injures his knee doing “the Twist.” Now he can barely walk. Would you order an x-ray?

An occult fracture in the knee is most often a nondisplaced lateral tibial plateau fracture.

Symptoms have been present for 2 days. Lab studies are notable for BUN (43 mg/dL) and CO2 (21 mmol/L). The real problem is visible on CT of the abdomen and pelvis. Your diagnosis?

At risk for mesenteric ischemia -- an uncommon but feared cause of abdominal pain -- are the elderly and chronically ill.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage CT scan of head

A sudden severe headache with emesis brings a 35-year-old man to the ED. Research on his smart phone has satisfied him that this is a post-coital event and therefore, harmless. He refuses a lumbar puncture.

A 35-year-old Asian man presents to the emergency department with a severe headache.

Rushing down a flight of hardwood stairs wearing socks lands a 38-year-old man on his back and then in the ED for evaluation of back pain that prohibits walking. Can you spot the problem on the x-ray?

Spinal fractures are most often the result of falls, motor vehicle accidents, or sports injuries. Lateral process fractures may occasionally be associated with renal injury.

The pain and bleeding have persisted for 2 days. She last menstruated 5 weeks ago but doubts she is pregnant. Take a close look at the ultrasound image. Your Dx?

Results of a pelvic sonogram reveal the etiology of lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding in a 26-year-old woman.


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