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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 …

Airway Strategery

Scott Weingart from EMCRIT guest stars in this episode to discuss his approach to two challenging airway cases. The common theme is ketamine and semi-awake intubation (or at least maintaining breathing while inserting the laryngoscope). http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/2_tough_airway_cases.output.mp3 Direct download   Mentioned in this episode Rapid sequence awake intubation Rapid Sequence Awake Intubation by EMCRIT Use something …

Sepsis Demystified

What is sepsis? Even the world’s experts can’t agree on what it means.  Is it infection plus organ dysfunction? That’s how surviving sepsis defines it. Is it infection with a whole body inflammatory respoinse? That’s how Wikipedia defines it. Is it two or more SIRS criteria plus infection?  All of these overlap in a Venn diagram …

Did video kill the radio star?

Video laryngoscopy has changed the game in in airway management, but has it made direct laryngoscopy obsolete? Anand “The Swami” Swaminathan joins Ercast to discuss the controversy and share some of his research. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/_video_killed_the_radio_star.output.mp3 Direct Download Links Discussed in this episode EM Lyceum EM Basic What’s the best bottled cold brew coffee?