Tag Archives: CT

A requiem for oral contrast

Interested in trying your hand at medical podcasting for Primary Care RAP? Listen to the show and then send me a note rob@hippoeducation.com http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Oral_contrast_laid_to_rest_ercast.output.mp3 DIRECT DOWNLOAD   Enteral contrast for CT diagnosis of appendicitis Commentators: Sanjay Arora MD and Michael Menchine MD Written summary courtesty of EMRAP. Author: Marlowe Majoewski Drake FT et al. Enteral Contrast …

Spinal tap following a negative CT in suspected SAH

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 Emergency Medicine Literature of Note about a 2011 BMJ paper that looks at the sensitivity of computed tomography when performed within 6 hours of headache onset.