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Podcast #1: Diverticulitis & Antibiotics

Run Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr. Christopher Holmes Educational Pearls: 2 Billion Dollars is spent on Diverticulitis a year Typically has been treated with antibiotics Large studies in Sweden / Netherlands – treated patients in the hospital with either Antibiotics or normal saline. They had the same resolution rate! Suggests antibiotics are of little utility. Old...

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Podcast #1: Diverticulitis & Antibiotics

Podcast #2: Buprenorphine

Run Time: 4 minutes Author: Dr. Jared Scott Educational Pearls: Semi-synthetic methadone used for chronic pain and nausea treatment. Partial agonist to opioid receptors, which decreases respiratory depression – theoretically decreases likelihood of respiratory arrest in a patient who overdoses. Patients on Buprenorphine chronically need Sufentanil for surgery – 10 times more potent than Fentanyl and...

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Podcast #2: Buprenorphine

Podcast #3: Alexis St. Martin

Run Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr. Christopher Holmes Educational Pearls: Shot with musket to upper abdomen in 1822 on Mackinac Island – survived standard of care of blood letting and cathartics – was left with a fistula from his stomach to his abdominal wall. Alexis St. Martin was illiterate and signed a contract with Dr. William...

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Podcast #3: Alexis St. Martin

Podcast #4: Isopropyl Alcohol for Nausea

Run Time: 5 minutes Author: Dr. Donald Stader Educational Pearls: Can be inhaled for relief from nausea – works for approximately 50% of people within 10 minutes. Administered by cupping the swab in the hands and inhaling through the nose and exhaling out of the mouth. Works through a process known as olfactory distraction, but it...

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Podcast #4: Isopropyl Alcohol for Nausea

Podcast #5: The Physiology of Emesis

Run Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr. Jared Scott Educational Pearls: The area postrema controls vomiting – not protected by blood-brain barrier – gets input from several types of receptors, the vagus nerve, serotonin input from gastric mucosa, and cranial nerve #8. Physiologic steps: Increased salivation, Involuntary deep breath to avoid aspiration, retro-peristalsis of the upper...

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Podcast #5: The Physiology of Emesis

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