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UnfilterED Clips: A Toxicologist’s Perspective on COVID-19. Biological Warfare and the Need for Disaster Preparedness

Taken from ‘UnfilterED #8: Dr. Christopher Hoyte’. “This current sars-coV-2 / COVID-19 situation should really be a wake-up call for not just a pandemic, but for a biological attack…One of the things I would like to do when we bring our attention back from COVID and get through this pandemic is to really start to…

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UnfilterED #8: Dr. Christopher Hoyte

Dr. Chris Hoyte is an ED physician, toxicologist and researcher based in Denver, CO. He was featured in Bring Em’ All: Chaos. Care. Stories from Medicine’s Front Line, a book celebrating emergency physicians through personal testimonies and photography on the frontlines captured by legendary photographer, Eugene RIchards.    Time Stamps: 01:25 – Dr. Hoyte’s Origin…

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Podcast 574:  Cyanide Toxicity

Contributor: Nick Tsipis, MD Educational Pearls: Significant cyanide exposure most commonly occurs from fire/smoke exposure particularly when plastics are involved Cyanide binds to cytochrome oxidase leading to the use of anaerobic metabolism which causes a profound lactic acidosis Classic toxicity includes a rapid loss of consciousness, hypotension, bradycardia, respiratory depression, and seizures Mild exposures can…

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Podcast 573:  Arsenic Toxicity

Contributor: Nick Tsipis, MD Educational Pearls: Arsenic is a heavy metal that binds to multiple cellular enzymes and inhibits aerobic metabolism It is primarily absorbed through the skin, respiratory and GI tract. The classic symptoms of heavy metal exposure are GI irritation (watery diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain) with multisystem organ failure.  Neuropathy can present…

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Preview: The Black Doctors Podcast

In addition to producing our own content, we believe in using our platform to amplify other voices and perspectives in medicine. With that in mind, check out ‘The Black Doctor Podcast’ from Dr. Steven Bradley which features interviews with leading minority professionals of the current generation as well as stories of how they overcame adversity…

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Podcast 572:  Locked In Syndrome

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Locked in syndrome results typically from an infarct of the basilar artery leading to infarction of the brainstem but typically preservation of the higher structures The result is complete paralysis with preserved cognitive function, hence the name Because of their location within the brainstem, ocular movements are sometimes preserved,…

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Podcast 571:  Digital Blocks

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: Traditional digital block involves dorsal approach on either side of the digit, injecting local anesthetic along each side to numb all four nerves of the digit Newer approach involves a single injection along the palmar surface at MCP joint Recent study further compared a proximal vs distal single palmar…

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Podcast 570: Oh no no no to O2

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Supplemental oxygen is not a completely benign intervention.  A recent meta-analysis found that O2 saturations above 96% while on supplemental O2 were associated with worse outcomes. Only start a patient on supplemental oxygen if absolutely necessary and aim for a goal of no higher than 96%. References Derek K…

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Podcast 569:  The eFAST Exam

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls:.   Focused assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) exam and the extended-FAST (eFAST) are essential components of current trauma care and evaluation There has been an accumulation of research to provide an estimate of effectiveness of identifying certain injuries with ultrasound: For identifying a pneumothorax, the sensitivity ~70% and specificity…

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Coronavirus Testing

Coronavirus Testing Chief Complaint: SOB HPI: 43 year-old male anesthesiologist presents to the ED with increasing shortness of breath, tachycardia and lethargy. Patient reports alternating positive and negative COVID tests since early March, job related exposure, as well as travel to Belize and twice to Summit County (considered a hotspot for COVID) since early March….

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