Acetaminophen vs Ibuprofen. Which works better?

ercast.org Acetaminophen vs Ibuprofen. Which works better?

Which is more effective for pain and fever control: Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen? Should a patient in the emergency department with upper GI pain be started on an H2 blocker or a proton pump inhibitor? Special guest Anand ‘The Swami’ Swaminathan from EM Lyceum joins ERCast to explore these and many more medical quagmires.   Direct Download […]

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Superficial Thrombophlebitis and other clotting quagmires

ercast.org Superficial Thrombophlebitis and other clotting quagmires

Interview with hematologist Dr. Tom Deloughery about a smattering of clotting quagmires…Superficial Thrombophlebitis, Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism, Calf Vein DVT, Clotted PICC Lines, Starting (loading) dose of warfarin, low molecular weight heparin, widowmaker clots. Direct Download Quandary 1. Recurrent pulmonary embolism Your patient is on warfarin, INR is therapeutic and has another PE. What do you […]

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Mind The Gap: Anion gap acidosis

ercast.org Mind The Gap: Anion gap acidosis

 A step by step approach to uncovering the cause of an elevated anion gap metabolic acidosis. We learn about the MUD PILES, the causes of anion gap acidosis, as medical students. And it gets even further drilled into us in residency. But sorting out a gap acidosis can be real challenge, even with a nifty […]

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Pulmonary Nodule: The incidentaloma

ercast.org Pulmonary Nodule: The incidentaloma

What do lung nodules have to do with emergency medicine? Weʼd like to see ourselves as full time resuscitationists and while thatʼs one of our master skills, much of our job involves  taking care of non-critical patients and, even more so, having conversations with patients and their families. But arenʼt pulmonary nodules someone elseʼs problem, […]

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