Blake is going to England, Iltifat is going to shift. Which one sounds better? Its a rapid board bomb for a SLOW topic, Myxedema Coma. High mortality and high yield for boards. Know how to act fast on these sluggish patients.
They say love can hurt sometimes... you know what else hurts? Gonorrhea. And it can also cause bad septic arthritis that is painful to learn for boards and life. Let's give you the run down on some life advice and a high yield board topic in <13 minutes. We talk, presentations, diagnosis, and treatment.
Football, basketball, baseball and definitely poker are all exciting athletic sports. Working out can be healthy... but much like bodybuilding, too big is too big. HOCM is the most common cause of sudden death in Americans <40, so let's talk about this classic board topic! We’ll cover ALL you need to know. Also shout out to Lavar Burton... listen and you'll see.
On this episode we do something special: Marlena Wosiski-Kuhn, our fearless PR master and Twitterverse champion, joins us for our discussion on Shingles and Swallowed FBs. Its a rapid fire episode that covers TWO high yield questions.
As for swallowing shingles... we don't think it's possible... but fact check us?
A patient presents with fever, rigidity, and altered mental status. What are you thinking? Disco Inferno, that's right. This week Blake Briggs is hitting the dance floor to talk about NMS and SS alone as Iltifat Husain is away on business. Let's talk about the presentations, diagnosis, management, and key differences and similarities between the two conditions!
Been watching the news lately? We think the Russians are up to something. FaceApp --> A. fib. Get ready America. Let's talk ALL ABOUT this high yield rhythm. We cover quick pathophysiology, types of A fib, complications, rate and rhythm control, cardioversion, and who gets anticoagulated. Phew! Get ready!
3.6 roentgens? Not great, not terrible.... what is terrible is Acute Radiation poisoning. We cover what you NEED TO KNOW for boards. This WILL be on exams and you don't want to miss these chip shoot questions. KI prophylaxis, when to determine if exposure was lethal, and why organs don't explode... yep we really cover it all.
There's a reason Iltifat Husain has never been camping. Join us for this week's bonus bomb, where we tell an embarrassing story that's sure to make you laugh at us (not with us) and then discuss HyperK: a medical emergency EVERY doctor should know!
On this episode, we will explore the neck and why the Elder Wand should not be used by nerdy & clumsy friends in enclosed spaces. We talk why zoning is super lame and not on boards anymore (so don't learn it), a cool mnemonic to remember neck injuries in the ED, and who needs CTA vs OR. As a bonus, we talk pitfalls of intubating these patients! Wow that's quite a menu- all free and available to you 24/7.
Return of the Jedi- Dr. Casey Glass joins our intrepid hosts again to discuss POCUS and high yield exam questions related to it. We talk 1st trimester US, tamponade, abruption, and torsion. Altogether, its a pretty fun experience apart from the lame jokes.
On this episode, recorded LIVE at #SAEM19 in Las Vegas, our intrepid hosts discuss Pikachu, Mickey Mouse, and patients being naked and delirious in Sin City. Another typical day, really. Let’s talk about this high mortality, sympathomimetic condition that requires skillful intervention!
Why the hell is the P silent in Pneumonia? In other news, we talk dispositions, antibiotics, and all about PORT/PSI. HIGH yield classic main course stuff for boards. Gotta eat your veggies as your Mother always told you, well now its time to review common things for boards (PNA). We hope you followed that reference...
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We have a very special "Call in the Experts" Session this week. Joining us is Dr. Casey Glass, POCUS Guru and suspected Jedi Master. We talk FAST, Aorta, and what comes up on boards so you can ace the US section. You won't want to miss this one!
We discuss everything you need to know about Succinylcholine and Rocuronium, both our two must trusted NMBAs for RSI in the ED. We discuss why we use paralytics the majority of the time, side effects, differences in practice, and classic board-relevant side toxicity.
Who doesn't love dinosaurs!? We tackle the rest of all those "C named" problems of the gallbladder, specifically Choledocholithiasis and Cholangitis. How to diagnose, complications, management in the ED, and ultimate Dispos. Also credit to our advertiser: Bilitonin.
Blake Briggs is all on his lonesome as he shares his favorite activity in the ED- ELECTRICITY! Why we do it, rapid ACLS indications and key points regarding defibrillation, and stats on common cardioversion questions.
Wood stoves kill. We expose this ugly truth along with why American Lit majors always get CO poisoning on tests. Let’s talk CO, hyperbaric, and when to do it.
Winter storm got you shivering? Let’s defrost you with a “hot” board topic that is SURE to come up. We discuss hypothermia, diagnosis, approach to rewarming, EKG and lab findings, and complications.
Iltifat Husain and Blake Briggs drop some rapid Board Bombs on bites in the ED. This guide covers micro, approach to wounds and subsequent infections, when to give antibiotics, when not to close the wound, and what antibiotics to use. Enjoy this pun-filled episode.
We discuss a complex topic and make sure its under 17 minutes. Methanol, Ethylene glycol. How to catch it, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it! Siri makes a guest appearance.