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Bet 1: The effectiveness of oral terbutaline in treatment of priapism

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Report by: Dr James Enderle, Emergency Medicine Resident

Search checked by: Dr Jeff Jones, Research Director, EM Residency Program

Institution: Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center for Health Professions, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

Three-part question

In [patients presenting to the emergency department with priapism], does the [use of oral terbutaline] result in [detumescence].

Clinical scenario

A 46-year-old man presents with a painful erection lasting approximately 4 h. Your attending physician recommends giving oral terbutaline to the patient, but …

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