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What is the best way to evaluate a pregnant patient in whom you suspect pulmonary embolism? There is no definitive guideline, but there is no shortage of opinions. Jeff Kline and I work through the evidence and lack thereof. DIRECT DOWNLOAD What is the fetal radiation exposure from CT pulmonary angiogram and ventilation perfusion scan [...]
There are times when the safety of IV contrast can be a confusing quagmire. We know that iodinated contrast for CT scans can hurt the kidneys. But is it harmful for someone who already has renal failure and is on dialysis? What about the breastfeeding mother? Will IV contrast harm her infant? How should we [...]
Bath salts (not the kind you put in the tub) and synthetic marijuana – agitated delirium, kidney failure, and death. The new drugs of abuse come with a high cost. Direct Download Leon Gussow from The Poison Review blog joins ERcast to give the low down on Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana. Links The Poison [...]
The gloves are off and the vitriol is bubbling hot. This is the episode where you get the mic and tell the world what really gets your goat.
How did emergency medicine evolve into its current incarnation? It wasn’t always a smooth ride and just a few decades ago, there were no full time emergency physicians. In the early 1961, the Alexandria Plan changed everything and the specialty of emergency medicine was born. Greg Henry and Don Stader take us through the early [...]