Episodes: Masonry

COVID-19 Digest: Hydroxychloroquine Update (Recorded 4/3/20)

In our coverage of COVID-19 this week, we’ve investigated the shakey evidence for NSAID use making COVID worse, heard first-hand accounts from ED clinicians with COVID, and looked at the status of testing in the United States. Before capping our week of coverage off, we wanted to analyze some of the most recent literature on...

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COVID-19 in the United States: Where are the tests?

A dive into how the United States responded to an emerging pandemic and the pitfalls along the way that led to stalled testing capacity across the country before community transmission was confirmed. Hear what led us to our current situation, what continues to be an issue and new technologies on the horizon as well as...

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Husband & Wife, Both ER Clinicians, Share Their Experience Having COVID-19

Long time friends of EMM, Aaron and Bree, share their experiences on the frontlines in the ED, coping with COVID, managing anxiety and quarantining with their family.

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COVID-19 Digest: Do NSAIDs Make COVID-19 More Severe? (Recorded 3/30/20, 18:00 MST)

In the past two weeks, warnings, questions, and misinformation concerning COVID-19 and NSAID use have been spreading…no pun intended..virally. The pace of this evolving pandemic and the equally quick pace of the news and social media news cycle have meant that information and misinformation travel equally fast. Today we bring to you the story of...

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Podcast 552: PE Management and Risk Stratification

Contributor: Dylan Luyten, MD Educational Pearls: After you diagnose a pulmonary embolism (PE) via CT or VQ scan, we need to categorize the PE as massive, sub-massive, or just PE to dictate treatment.   Massive PE: shock with hypotension due to an embolism, and the treatment of choice is thrombolysis with IV tPA with anticoagulation after...

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COVID-19 Digest: If You’ve Had COVID-19, Can You Get it Again? / Convalescent Serum (Recorded 3/26/20, 18:00 MST)

Host: Elizabeth Esty, MD Research By: Elizabeth Esty and Nathan Novotny References: Osumi M. Questions raised over COVID-19 reinfection after Japanese woman develops illness again. The Japan Times. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/28/national/coronavirus-reinfection/#.Xn4coZNKhQI. Published February 28, 2020. Bao L, Deng W, Gao H, et al. Reinfection could not occur in SARS-CoV-2 infected rhesus macaques. bioRxiv. March 2020:2020.03.13.990226. doi:10.1101/2020.03.13.990226 Steinbuch...

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ER Doc Infected with COVID-19 Shares Experience

Dr. Jared Scott, frequent contributor to our Medical Minute series, opens up about his experience being infected with COVID-19. From his symptoms as the virus progressed to how his family was affected, check out this interview of Dr. Scott conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Etsy for a perspective from a recovering patient who is eager to...

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COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine & Azithromycin / Anosmia / The Aerosolized vs. Droplet Debate (Recorded 3/24/20, 18:00 MST)

The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus are quickly evolving and that means that EMM will have to as well. For the foreseeable future, EMM will be releasing COVID-19 updates. In this series, we will report the most recent statistics, summarize the newest literature and answer YOUR burning questions. Submit your questions through comments on this...

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Podcast 551:  PPIs are Not Benign

  Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: PPIs (Proton pump inhibitors) reduce stomach acid levels and are commonly prescribed in patients with GERD or peptic ulcer disease Stopping a PPI after sustained use for a month or longer can lead to withdrawal – causing a rebound indigestion or reflux due to a surge in acid...

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On the Streets #3: COVID-19

In this special edition of our On the Streets podcast, we discuss COVID-19 as well as what first responders and emergency providers need to know to keep themselves and their patients safe during this pandemic.

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Podcast 550: Good ol’ Versed

Contributor: Sam Killian, MD Educational Pearls: Agitation can be due to a number of causes, but regardless of the cause, sedation often plays a key role in patient and provider safety. But what is the best sedative agent? A study looked at control of agitation with intramuscular medication. Specifically, 5 different IM sedative agents were...

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Podcast 549:  Just Use Epineprhine

Contributor: Sam Killian, MD Educational Pearls: Classic dogma teaching that epinephrine should not be used in the fingers, nose, penis, and toes when performing local anesthesia due to concerns for ischemia is wrong This has been well documented in multiple literature reviews A prospective, randomized double-blind study compared lidocaine vs lidocaine with epinephrine for finger...

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