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Silent, Scentless and Deadly

Silent, Scentless and Deadly Chief Complaint: Headache   HPI: A family consisting of a 22-year-old female, 27- year-old male and 10 month-old male presenting to the emergency department by EMS with family with concern for headache. Female is reporting around 1612 she came home from work and was doing her hair when she began experiencing…

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Podcast 610: Swimmers Itch

Contributor: John Winkler, MD Educational Pearls: Swimmers itch is due to a flatworm parasitic infection that causes an itchy rash after the worm burrows into the skin The flatworm is passed between bird and snail hosts The itch is due to the death of the parasite under the skin which leads to an extremely itchy…

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Podcast 609: Kratom

Contributor: Nick Hatch, MD Educational Pearls: Kratom is derived from the evergreen tree sharing the same name, found in Southeast Asia Kratom is legal is most regions Adverse effects of this substance are increasing in prevalence as its use becomes more widespread At lower doses kratom has a stimulatory effect Higher doses of kratom can…

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Podcast 608: Another Elevated Lactate?

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: Lactate is a byproduct of anaerobic metabolism or tissue hypoperfusion Though typically associated with severe sepsis, hyperlactatemia can be caused by vigorous exercise, seizures, liver failure, asthma exacerbations, albuterol, metformin, antiretroviral drugs, and propofol Liver failure can lead to an inability to clear lactate, or convert it back to…

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Podcast 607: Is Pain the Enemy?

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Pain is ubiquitous in the emergency department but it is not the enemy – suffering is Nociception is the ability to feel noxious stimuli which usually causes a reaction, like pulling a limb away when you feel something painful. Nociception is really a brainstem reflex. Pain is nociception plus…

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Pediatric Emergencies Brewcast: Common Respiratory Conditions in Pediatric Patients

Emergency Medical Minute collaborated with CarePoint Health in early March for a night of education on Pediatric Emergencies geared towards mid-level providers at a local Denver brewery for our latest Brewcast. Pediatric patients require special considerations compared to adults when receiving medical care, and that remains true when dealing with respiratory illnesses across different age…

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Podcast 606: The Oxygen Wars

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: The use of oxygen is controversial when treating patients with certain conditions, like MI’s, stokes, or ARDS because adverse outcomes have been demonstrated with using high oxygen concentrations. The Oxygen ICU trial looked at using higher and lower oxygen levels in treating intubated ARDS patients and found that mortality…

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Podcast 605: Acute Limb Ischemia

Contributor: Peter Bakes, MD Educational Pearls: Classically presents with the 6Ps: Pain, pallor, paresthesia, pulseless, poikilothermia (cold), and paralysis Acute limb ischemia occurs by embolic or thrombotic causes Thrombotic causes are now more common due to aging populations and advancements in vascular surgery like stents which can be a nidus for thrombosis. Sudden onset of…

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On the Streets #9: Advanced Applications of Capnography

Capnography is the measurement of the partial pressure of exhaled CO2 and is an indirect measurement of your cellular respiration. It is displayed visually as a block-like waveform during the exhalation phase of respiration and monitors ventilation in real-time. Capnography is the gold standard for monitoring sedated and intubated patients in the hospital and the…

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Podcast 604: Baclofen Withdrawal

Contributor: Erik Verzemnieks, MD Educational Pearls: Baclofen is used to treat muscle spasms or spasticity. Baclofen comes in two forms: oral and intrathecal Withdrawal is much more common with those receiving intrathecal administration from a Baclofen pump, which is typically spinal cord patients Withdrawal symptoms usually start within 1-3 days after stopping baclofen Symptoms include…

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