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Podcast 525:  Enjoyable Epistaxis?

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: The ED is full of painful procedures. One of the most commonly dreaded procedures is nasal packing for epistaxis, as it is quite uncomfortable for the patient.  A recent study compared TXA with compression, saline with compression, and traditional nasal packing for the treatment of epistaxis.  Hemostasis was achieved…

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Podcast 525:  Enjoyable Epistaxis?

Podcast 505: Sleep on Strep Throat 

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Only 10% of patients receiving antibiotics for strep throat actually have the diesease Treatment of strep with antibiotics only slightly reduces the duration of illness. Most studies say the reduction is between 16 and 24 hours Antibiotic treatment may reduce complications such as peritonsilar abscess and otitis media but…

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Podcast 505: Sleep on Strep Throat 

Podcast # 487: Hunting for Epiglottitis

Contributor: Michael Hunt, MD Educational Pearls: Due to the efficacy of vaccination, epiglottitis is now more common in adults than children Risk factors include smoking and other immunocompromising co-morbidities, such as diabetes Epiglottitis can present with sore throat and fever, with potential rapid progression to respiratory distress and stridor Diagnosis can include x-ray to look…

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Podcast # 487: Hunting for Epiglottitis

Podcast #397: Pharyngeal Trauma

Author: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Injuries from penetrating pharyngeal trauma  are often subtle on examination in children Potentially serious complications including carotid artery injury, mediastinitis from spreading infection, or airway compromise from hematoma formation Imaging choice is typically CTA to assess for vascular injuries These injuries may require antibiotics References:   Zonfrillo MR, Roy…

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Podcast #397: Pharyngeal Trauma

Podcast #384: Don’t stab a PTA?

Author:  Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Recent study suggests we may not need to drain uncomplicated peritonsillar abscesses. Patients who received medical therapy alone had no difference in complications and failure compared to those who received surgical drainage plus medical therapy. Medical therapy in study was ceftriaxone, clindamycin, and dexamethasone. Medical therapy was also associated…

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Podcast #384: Don’t stab a PTA?

Podcast # 358: Affordable ear drop alternatives

Educational Pearls: Otic (ear) specific antibiotic drops can be expensive Opthalmic (eye) versions are basically identical and can be used as an affordable substitute as many are on the $4 drug lists But don’t do the reverse (don’t use ear drops on the eye) Use caution when administering aminoglycoside if tympanic membrane rupture is present…

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Podcast # 358: Affordable ear drop alternatives

Podcast #352: TXA for Epistaxis

Podcast #352: TXA for Epistaxis Author:  Chris Holmes, M.D. Educational Pearls: TXA: tranexamic acid; used in control of bleeding in major trauma, postpartum hemorrhage, etc. In study of 216 patients with epistaxis, TXA placed on a pledget was compared to anterior cotton nasal packing. The TXA group had faster time to bleeding control, quicker time…

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Podcast #352: TXA for Epistaxis

Podcast #245: Are You Listening? – 3 Ear Emergencies You Can’t Miss!

Author: Don Stader, M.D. Educational Pearls Ear pain is a common complaint in adults and kids. A red, hot, painful ear with involvement of the pinna could indicate perichondritis – an infection of the cartilage that is usually caused by pseudomonas. A painful, swollen ear with involvement of the mastoid process could be mastoiditis, which…

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Podcast #245: Are You Listening? – 3 Ear Emergencies You Can’t Miss!

Podcast #149: TMJ Dislocation

Run Time: 3 minutes Author: Jared Scott M.D. Educational Pearls: TMJ dislocations are generally a rare occurrence. Connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Marfan syndrome increase the likelihood of dislocation. TMJ dislocations can occur after benign activities such as eating, yawning, vomiting, dental treatment, and laughing, but also occur after trauma. Three common…

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Podcast #149: TMJ Dislocation

Podcast #146: Tracheal Foreign Bodies

Run Time: 7 minutes Author: Aaron Lessen M.D. Educational Pearls: It is important to differentiate between an airway foreign body, which presents as more respiratory choking and difficulty breathing VS esophageal foreign body, patients often complain “I can’t swallow” or spit up what they try to drink /swallow. 1-2 year old children are the most…

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Podcast #146: Tracheal Foreign Bodies

 

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