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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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