About Moises Gallegos, MD MPH

Emergency Medicine Resident
Baylor College of Medicine
2017 Essentials of EM Education Fellow

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Dysphagia and Dyspnea in a Well Digger

progressive pulmonary fibrosis causing dysphagia and dyspnea

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Chief Complaint: Pain with swallowing

History of Present Illness: A 43-year-old male presented to the emergency department with progressing pain upon swallowing. He described a sensation of food becoming stuck and creating a fullness in his chest. Review of symptoms was positive for dyspnea on exertion worsening over several months, but negative for cough, fevers, or weight change. He reported no medical history and had recently emigrated from Guatemala where he worked as a well digger.
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2019-06-13T19:16:17-07:00

Epistaxis Management in the Emergency Department: A Helpful Mnemonic

epistaxisEpistaxis is a common presentation to the emergency department (ED)1 that can be challenging and time consuming. Knowledge of the pearls, pitfalls, and troubleshooting tips around managing nosebleeds often can be the difference between a frustrating versus straightforward ED stay for patients. Use the EPISTAXIS mnemonic to help you remember these points.

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2017-02-08T03:22:05-07:00