Peeing Blood and the Pesky Erection

Emergency management of priapism, hematuria, and interstitial cystitis are discussed with urologist Brian Shaffer. Warning: the following program contains graphic descriptions of medical procedures. Listener discretion is advised. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/bloody_urine_and_the_pesky_erection_ercast.output.mp3 Direct Download Stuff Adam and Rob have discovered recently and are really digging Rob Dermastent Bounce Bars esp the Cacao Mint. Super tasty and efficient nutrition balls …

Spring 2017 Journal Club

It may be summer (in the northern hemisphere), but that doesn’t mean we can talk all the goodness that was our spring journal club. As usual, Adam Rowh slayed the beer selection with a killer Scottish ale as well as these lovely articles. Enjoy…. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Spring_Journal_Club_2017.mp3 Direct Download The papers Less is more for low back …

How to learn from a lecture

Amal Mattu stops by to talk about the best way to get the most from attending (as well as giving) a lecture. Hint, it’s not the the transfer of information. Amal says that lectures have one of two purposes: to persuade or  inspire. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/How_to_learn_at_a_conference.output.mp3 Direct Download   To get the most out of attending a …

Articles you need to know – winter edition

There’s a journal club in my living room every few months (or at least there will be – this was the first). Raconteur Adam Rowh, MD joins the show to talk the med lit we dissected by the fireside. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Articles_you_need_to_know_-_winter_edition.mp3 Direct Download Stuff in this show Prandoni, Paolo, et al. “Prevalence of pulmonary embolism among …

Mumps

It’s time for a mumps outbreak! Here is a basic primer on the very basic basics. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Mumps_ERCast.output.mp3 Direct Download   How do you get mumps?  Respiratory secretions, that guy sitting next to you on the airplane with the huge parotid gland and just sneeze in your eye. Not good. Incubation period How long does this …

Practice Changers

What were your practice changers in 2016? For me, it was Reuben Strayer’s simple phrase for when to give epinephrine in allergic reaction patients: For A, B, or C,  give E. If there is involvement of airway, breathing, or circulation, give epi. It seems simple when it’s spelled out this way, but there can be …

SassyMD

If you are on Twitter, there’s a good chance you’ve seen commentary from our guest today Sassy MD. She is a 4th year medical student and gives an unfiltered commentary on the trials and tribulations of med school, life, deciding what shoes to wear, and even the internal dialogue about her attendings. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Sassy_MD.mp3 Direct Download …