Podcast #221: Walking Corpse Syndrome

Podcast #221: Walking Corpse Syndrome

Author: Erik Verzemnieks, M.D.

Educational Pearls

  • Walking Corpse Syndrome (aka Cotard Delusion) is a very rare psychiatric disorder that leads to the belief that one is a “walking corpse”.
  • Often co-presents with depression, schizophrenia, and starvation.
  • Responds to ECT.

References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotard_delusion

Podcast #15: Ketamine!

Run Time: 4 minutese302afab-8674-450e-b3fd-aa3095617d67

Author: Dr. Michael Hunt

Educational Pearls:

  • Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that can be used for sedation, anesthesia, or to calm down agitated patients.
  • Can be given IV at 1-2 mg per kilo or IM at 4-5 mg per kilo every ten minutes and will last anywhere from five to thirty minutes depending on administration.
  • Complications include laryngospasm (1%), increased IC pressure, increased ocular pressure, rash (15%), and acute psychosis.

Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/ketamine/