Blood and Clots Series: My patient has a pulmonary embolism. Should I screen them for cancer?

CanMEDS Roles addressed: Expert, Leader An 83 year old female presents for follow-up after completing 3 months of oral anticoagulant therapy with Rivaroxaban for her unprovoked deep vein thrombosis. She did some research online and heard about a link between venous thrombosis and cancer, and asks why you are not getting a CT scan to rule out malignancy. Should you screen her for cancer? If so, which tests are necessary? What is the ...

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CRACKCast E160 – Lithium

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 154, Lithium. You will have a solid approach to lithium overdose after listening to this episode! Shownotes – PDF HERE Rosen’s In Perspective: Lithium was approved for the treatment of bipolar disorder in 1970, and it remains one of the most effective agents for both depressive and manic symptoms. Lithium largely has no effect when given in therapeutic doses to patients without mood disorders. [1] How ...

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Wellness Criteria for P.E. (Practice Enjoyment)

Editors Note: As part of emergency medicine’s annual wellness week (#iEMWell18), Dr. Gerhard Dashi riffed off of the well known Well’s Criteria for Pulmonary Embolism to create the Wellness Criteria for Practice Enjoyment! Score yourself using our infographic to determine how likely it is that you are enjoying your practice! When to use the Wellness Criteria: The Wellness Criteria risk stratifies residents for P.E. (practice enjoyment) and provides an estimated pre-test probability. The ...

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