Episode 29: US in Dyspnea Part 2

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In the second part of a two part episode, EM Chief Resident and resident US guru Jacob Avila (@UltrasoundMD) finishes his discussion of the use of US in undifferentiated dyspnea.  The possibilities are endless, but Dr. Avila shows you how to simplify your clinical decision making and make the right call.  

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Episode 28: US in Dyspnea - Part 1

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In the first of a two part episode, EM Chief Resident and resident US guru Jacob Avila (@UltrasoundMD) discusses the use of US in undifferentiated dyspnea.  The possibilities are endless, but Dr. Avila shows you how to simplify your clinical decision making and make the right call.  

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Podcast Episode 25: Pediatric Appendicitis

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In what two age groups is perforated appendicitis most common?  If you said the very young and the very old, you would be correct.  As we all know, the workup and diagnosis of appendicitis in kids can be extremely difficult.  So how do we tease out the right history and get to the correct conclusion? In this episode, we discuss many of the more difficult and important aspects of the workup for a child with possible appendicitis.

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Episode 24.5: "EBM is crap..."

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While making Episode 24, we had a little aside talking about the pitfalls of evidence based medicine.  It did not really fit in with the full episode, so here it is in all its half episode glory.  Dr. Kaminstein makes his feelings known, and we talk about those feelings.

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Episode 24: What do I read, and how do I do it?

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In Episode 24, EM Res vets Drs. Kaminstein and Kochert return with Dr. Becker to talk about how residents should approach reading medical research articles.  Do you need to read everything?  What should you read?  How do you do it?  All this and more in the first of a series on reading original research for residents.

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Episode 18: GI Toxicology

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In Episode 18, we take a look at the ingestions and insertions - both accidental and not - that make their way into the GI tracts of your patients.  This is by no means a comprehensive review of all things toxicology that can affect the GI system.  Rather, we focus on ingestions, foreign bodies, and whether or not GI decontamination actually helps.  

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Episode 17: Important Topics in Emergency Ophthalmology

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In this episode, Dan Kaminstein is back to talk emergency ophthalmology.  Dan talks with Dr. Emory Patterson, a community ophthalmologist from Athens Georgia.  Drs. Kaminstein and Patterson both did their residencies in EM and Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia.  Just remember, vision, pupils, and pressure!

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Episode 15: The Seven Deadly Sins - Common US Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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As a graduate of 12 years of Catholic school, I learned about (and committed most of) the 7 deadly sins.  I spend much of my time now teaching residents ultrasound, and reviewing their images.  In the 7 major US categories (AAA, Biliary, Cardiac, FAST, OB, Renal, and Vascular Access), I have noticed there are common mistakes most novices make.  So what are these 7 Deadly US Sins, and how can we avoid them?

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Episode 13: Issues for Female Physicians in Emergency Medicine

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Did you know that female physicians still make less than their male counterparts?  Did you know that women comprise an alarmingly small number of EM department chairs?  Tintinalli may have written the book, but female physicians in Emergency Medicine (and medicine in general) still face a number of unique issues.  I talk with Dr. Kathleen Clem, Dr. Stephanie Abbuhl, and Dr. Esther Choo to discuss these issues, and what female physicians can do about it.

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Episode 12: Ultrasound Rants and Ramblings

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In this episode, I talk about a few topics that I have wanted to ramble about related to Ultrasound.  How much US is too much for the resident? Can you do "too much" ultrasound?  Is there a role for the FAST exam in stable trauma patients?  Is the US the new stethoscope, and is it just an extension of the physical exam?  Hear what I think. 

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