The bell tolls for renal colic CT

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The bell tolls for renal colic CT

Use of CT scans for the evaluation of renal colic increased 10 fold between 1996 to 2007. Is this good for patients? Have they benefitted from the detailed information that CT scanning? The answer is no. Several studies have revealed that we are not only irradiatiting patients at an increasingly alarming rate, their outcomes are […]

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A requiem for oral contrast

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A requiem for oral contrast

Interested in trying your hand at medical podcasting for Primary Care RAP? Listen to the show and then send me a note rob@hippoeducation.com DIRECT DOWNLOAD   Enteral contrast for CT diagnosis of appendicitis Commentators: Sanjay Arora MD and Michael Menchine MD Written summary courtesty of EMRAP. Author: Marlowe Majoewski Drake FT et al. Enteral Contrast in […]

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Is Coronary CT worth it?

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Is Coronary CT worth it?

Should we be CAT scanning hearts in the emergency department? Direct download Scenario: A patient presents to the emergency department with chest pain. EKG and enzymes are OK. Then it’s off to get a cardiac CT – coronary arteries look clean and off they go. No admission needed, you see their anatomy right there on the […]

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The right way to teach

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The right way to teach

An unexpected podcast with Dr. Dike Drummond, otherwise known as The Happy MD. Dike coaches physicians through the stressful aspects of medical practice and has written a book on working though BURNOUT: Burnout Prevention Matrix DIRECT DOWNLOAD In this show How to be an effective educator. Effective teaching isn’t about disgorging information while the Powerpoint […]

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PEA made simple

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PEA made simple

The way we learn to manage pulseless electrical activity (PEA) from the Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is a mockery wrapped up in a sham. The mnemonic is cumbersome and the treatment (such as CPR for all, empiric epinephrine) is not always appropriate for a patient with normal electrical activity and a pulse. Fear not, […]

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So, you want to be an ER doc…

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So, you want to be an ER doc…

What’s it like to be an emergency physician? Take a look inside the psyches of ED docs from around the planet. DIRECT DOWNLOAD So, you want to be an ER doctor. What does that mean? Is it even possible to understand the reality of life as a full time emergency physician when you make the […]

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