CRACKCast E184 – The Solid Organ Transplant Donor

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s chapter 188, The Solid Organ Transplant Donor. Although short in duration, this chapter has straightforward and useful information for emergency physicians in regards to complications possible with transplant donors. Shownotes – PDF here Key concepts The possibility of organ rejection, infection, or drug toxicity should be considered in all organ transplant patients who present to the ED, because the presentations can be subtle. Anatomic issues related to …

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Exam Series: Guide to the Knee Exam

A 22 year old female comes to emergency department unable to walk. She was in the middle of a rugby game when she caught the ball while pivoting quickly, and was tackled shortly thereafter. She immediately heard a “pop” and says that the swelling in her right leg has increased substantially over the last hour. Background: The knee is a complex hinge joint and one of the most common sites of MSK injuries. ...

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CRACKCast Episode 183 – The Immunocompromised Patient

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 187, The Immunocompromised Patient. This chapter covers the unique population of immunocompromised patients, including management of febrile neutropenia, as well as common infections seen in these patients and how to treat them. Shownotes – PDF Here Key Points Immunocompromised persons who present with acute infections, especially those that are neutropenic, may appear deceptively benign only to deteriorate rapidly if they are not evaluated and treated urgently. ...

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