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Mark Crislip on Vaccines and Why You Should Get a Flu Shot

As interview with podcast and blogging grandmaster Mark Crislip, MD on vaccinology and influenza. Continue reading

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RLQ pain in pregnancy. Bonus track: the return of Zdoggmd

Direct Download The list of potential badness in the pregnant patient with right lower quadrant pain is long and distinguished, but it often comes down to a simple question, “Does this patient have appendicitis?” The subtext of this question is, … Continue reading

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Hyphema

Hyphema Direct Download Written Summary:  Justin Arambasick MD  Akron General  Medical Center Photo from Life in the Fast Lane                          Hyphema:  blood in the anterior chamber of the eye. It may appear as a reddish … Continue reading

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Do we still need spinal tap following a negative CT in worst headache of life?

It’s deeply rooted medical dogma that spinal tap needs to follow a negative CT when evaluating patients for subarachnoid hemorrhage. New literature has come out to challenge that idea. We talk with Scott Weingart of emcrit.org and Ryan Radecki of … Continue reading

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Suicide risk assessment in the emergency department: a how to guide

Direct download Download from iTunes Click on “Suicide Risk Assessment” in the banner above to get the quick reference card, mnemonic explanation and sample documentation. I look forward to your comments and feedback.

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The propofol assassins. US vs CT for appy. Defensive documentation. Can you really be allergic to iodine?

ERCAST Rant-Off 2011 CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO DIRECT DOWNLOAD     It’s open mike time for whatever get’s your goat (in medicine, that is). Featured rants… Cliff Reid of resus.me: The Propofol Assassins Dave Peaslee: “Do you know what medicines … Continue reading

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The truth about distal radial fractures

It’s one of the most common fractures we see in the ED, but how important is it to get a perfect reduction? Is it even worthwhile to try? There are arguments on both sides of that question. Pro -Anecdotally, pain … Continue reading

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Hypertension Rocks! Zdoggmd returns to ercast to discuss the ins and outs of HTN

The lowdown on hypertension… HTN should be straightforward, so why is it confusing? Part of the problem is terminology. Shayne and Pitts got it right in 2003 when they made sense of classifying different hypertensive scenarios. What in the world do … Continue reading

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Flutter, Fib, and the mystery of ablation

Comments, Rants, Australian accent? Ercast google voice line 503-208-5680 Consult with electrophysiologist Randy Jones MD Is there a limit to the number of cardioversions a patient can have in a year?  -No limit -if a patient comes into the ED for … Continue reading

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The Problem with Salt: How low is too low?

Hyponatremia is all the rage these days, but the question in my mind is: When is a sodium level too low to send someone home? We are joined by some of emergency medicine’s greatest minds in our search for the … Continue reading

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