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Magnesium

10/22/2018
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The Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) world is often obsessed with magnesium. In this show we address the use of magnesium for various applications. Magnesium for Acute Atrial Fibrillation with Rapid Ventricular Response (RVR) LOw dose MAGnesium sulfate versus HIgh dose in the early management of rapid atrial fibrillation: randomised controlled double blind studyUse of intravenous magnesium to treat acute onset atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysisA randomized controlled trial of...

Duration:00:30:24

2018 Literature Update

10/16/2018
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In this episode we highlight key articles in Emergency Medicine that came out, thus far, in 2018. D'souza et al. Effects of prophylactic anticholinergic medications to decrease extrapyramidal side effects in patients taking acute antiemetic drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis Emerg Med J. 2018;35(5):325-331. Driver et al. Effect of Use of a Bougie vs Endotracheal Tube and Stylet on First-Attempt Intubation Success Among Patients With Difficult Airways Undergoing Emergency...

Duration:00:31:07

Myths in imaging and pediatrics

10/3/2018
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We bring you pearls from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2018 Scientific Assembly in San Diego, CA. In this episode we highlight: Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:11:31

Errors in CYA Medicine and Biomarkers

10/2/2018
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We bring you pearls from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2018 Scientific Assembly in San Diego, CA. In this episode we highlight: Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:15:36

severe pediatric head trauma, aortic dissection diagnostics, and chest tubes

10/1/2018
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We bring you pearls from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2018 Scientific Assembly in San Diego, CA. In this episode we highlight: Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:17:12

Lyme (Borreliosis)

9/24/2018
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We cover a JAMA Clinical Reviews podcast on lyme disease, including some myth-busters. *Doxycycline can be used, safely, in kids < 8 years old *Testing for lyme is a mess because : (1) we test patients with ultra low probability of disease (2) we test patients who shouldn't be tested (i.e. have erythema migrans) (3) the tests are a pain to interpret *Lyme disease is spreading further south and west in the US, into Canada, and it's also increasingly found in Europe. We then delve into...

Duration:00:32:53

Penile Fracture and Priapism

8/27/2018
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We review the American Urological Association guidelines on penile fracture and priapism. We supplement this with core content from Tintinalli and Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Duration:00:25:13

Corneal Emergencies

7/20/2018
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We review one of the editors top picks from Annals of Emergency Medicine, which are free for 6 months from issue release. The article covered in this podcast is Waldman et al, is a study of tetracaine in corneal abrasions. We also review commonly encountered corneal emergencies: Corneal abrasions Corneal ulcers and herpes keratoconjunctivitis. Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:30:03

Clostridium difficile

6/18/2018
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Show notes at FOAMcast.org We cover the 2017 IDSA/SHEA guidelines on clostridium difficile (c diff). We then review core content on c diff including risk stratification and treatment using Rosen's and Tintinalli as guides. Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:24:44

ACEP Pulmonary Embolism Policy + Risk Stratifying PE

5/16/2018
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Workup for pulmonary embolism (PE) is common (perhaps too common) in the United States. The American College of Emergency Physicians has released a clinical policy on pulmonary embolism. We cover this policy as well as core content on PE risk stratification and "rule out" Thanks for listening, Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:32:26

The Lactating Emergency Department Patient

4/30/2018
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We cover the emergency department care of lactating patients including Medications during breastfeeding - who should "pump and dump"? (spoiler: very few people, check LactMed or InfantRisk) Mastitis & Breast Abscesses Emergency Department Support Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:20:45

The Faust-Westafer Central Theorem of Emergency MEdicine

4/1/2018
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Show notes at FOAMcast.org We have a special April 1st show - the Faust-Westafer Central Theorem of Emergency Medicine. Listen for details Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:12:01

Literature Update - 2017

3/21/2018
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We review select articles from 2017 that are important or that got people talking including: Sadeghirad B et al. Corticosteroids for treatment of sore throat: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials. BMJ. 2017;358:j3887. Barniol et al.Levocetirizine and Prednisone Are Not Superior to Levocetirizine Alone for the Treatment of Acute Urticaria: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2018;71(1):125-131.e1 Wilson SS, Kwiatkowski GM, Millis SR, Purakal JD,...

Duration:00:28:48

Episode 78 - Influenza

2/24/2018
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We tackle some free open access medical education from the CDC on the flu vaccine, including: any severity of egg allergyunlikely that the flu vaccine causes Guillan-Barre Syndrome We then dive into CDC recommendations on oseltamivir as well as contradictory data from the most recent Cochrane review. Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:24:20

Episode 77 - Alcohol Withdrawal

1/14/2018
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Over at the Pulmcrit blog, Dr. Josh Farkas has proposed the use of phenobarbital monotherapy for the treatment of ethanol withdrawal and we cover this protocol. We then dive into core content alcohol withdrawal using Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (9th ed) Chapter 142 , Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine (8th ed) Chapter 292, and Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies (10th ed) Chapter 81 as guides. Thanks for listening, Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

Duration:00:24:45

Episode 76 - Pneumoperitoneum, Gastritis, PUD

12/5/2017
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We discuss ultrasound diagnosis of pneumoperitoneum using a podcast from 5MinSono. Then we delve into core content on gastritis, PUD, and helicobacter pylori using Rosen's Ch 78 and Tintinalli's Ch 79 as guides. Thank for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:22:09

Episode 75 - Mass Casualty Incidents

11/20/2017
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We cover Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) on mass casualty incidents, an unfortunate reality in the current United States climate (and elsewhere). There is a must read (truly, emergency providers really should read this) in EP Monthly by Dr.Kevin Menes, “How One Las Vegas ED Saved Hundreds of Lives After the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History”. He details his process in running the Emergency Department that evening. We cover pearls from other great resources include a post on the...

Duration:00:22:14

ACEP 2017 - In flight emergencies, CT scans, and peds

11/4/2017
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We bring you pearls from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2017 Scientific Assembly. We cover in-flight emergencies, need for contrast enhanced CT scans, bronchiolitis and sucrose for infants Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:14:16

ACEP 2017 - H. Pylori, Tox, and Zika

10/30/2017
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We bring you pearls from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2017 Scientific Assembly. Pearls on H. Pylori from: It's Alimentary - Poo-Pourri of Conditions From the Mouth to Rectum - Dr. Adebayo, Dr. Batra, Dr. Bavokek Emerging Infections: Zika and Its Friends - Dr. Joan Noelker High Yield Toxicology - Dr Erickson, Dr Traub, Dr. Perrone

Duration:00:13:12

ACEP 2017 - Critical Care Updates and Pediatric Pitfalls

10/29/2017
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We cover top pearl from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly 2017. Dr. Michael Winters - Critical Care Updates Dr. Tim Horeczko - Pediatric Pitfalls Thanks for listening! Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Duration:00:12:52