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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 …

The Problem with Calf Clots

Deep venous thrombosis of the calf causes an undue amount of consternation. What’s the best way to manage these?Anticoagulate, serial ultrasound, do nothing? We break down the evidence to help you decide. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Calf_Clots_ercast.output.mp3 Direct Download What are we worried about with calf DVT? Will it become a PE? Will the clot propagate proximally? Does treatment …

Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy with Jeff Kline

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. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/PE_Preg_podcast.output.mp3 DIRECT DOWNLOAD What is the fetal radiation exposure from CT pulmonary angiogram and ventilation perfusion …