Explain it: What is the sensitivity of CT scanning for subarachnoid hemorrhage when performed within 6 hours of headache onset?
TO HEAR THE PODCAST, CLICK THE PLAYER BELOW [audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Constipation_Manifesto_Podcast_.mp3] Direct Download Podcast Scenario 1 Patient is on narcotics and you want to prevent constipation Choice 1. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) 17g/1 glass per day. Up to 3 doses daily if needed Choice 2. PEG + fecal inotrope/stimulant. Senna first choice Choice 3. Docusate + Senna Docusate […]
Constipation Manifesto – references and recommended reading
Conventional wisdom suggests that suppositories should be placed apex (pointy end) first. After all, don’t torpedoes go pointy end first? What about arrows? And don’t forget the fencing sabre. It would seem that the rule of pointy end first is all around us. A universal constant. In Cairo, Egypt, 1991, the dogma was challenged. KH Abd-el-Maeboud et […]
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?”
We talk with colorectal surgeon Megan Cavanaugh about the ins and outs of managing perianal abscesses in the ED.
All you EVER needed or wanted to know about loop abscess technique.
ERCAST I love pus If you are an EM:RAP listener, this is the video I talked about in the November episode on abscess management and examine a new technique for draining a cutaneous abscess I am a huge fan of this procedure and use it on most abscesses that I would have otherwise packed. Why […]
Welcome to episode 1 where we explore the wonderful world of rectal foreign bodies… Resources: ERCAST Podcast 001 – Rectal Foreign Bodies [Audio mp3 link] Top 10 Rectal Foreign Bodies ERCAST on iTunes