They love asking about Ludwig, and there is a reason why. There are some critical aspects you need to identify quickly in order to save a life.
Also, do you know these critical adverse effects?
There are a lot of myths when it comes to pancreatitis, let's clear it up.
Everyone knows what to do with the atrial fibrillation patient who is unstable. However, what are you going to do with the stable yet symptomatic patient with A-fib? There are some key pearls and specific cutoffs you just need to know.
Forget the weird order of medications, let's simplify this!
This answer highlights how to not miss a bad fracture outcome!
Not only do you need to be able to rapidly recognize this condition, but you should know key things that can predispose your patients to it and how you can prevent it from happening in the first place.
Do you know the order of organ injuries from most to least likely? We get into this and then deliver some key pearls you'll love.
This classic rash can cause a headache if you forget its causes!
We're sure a lot of you will pick one answer, so that's why we're doing this podcast.
Post-obstructive diuresis is something you need to know because it can result in significant morbidity and mortality if not diagnosed appropriately. Do you know the numbers to make this diagnosis?
Its a weird word to describe the rash, but boards love to use it!
Seriously, you were probably taught wrong in medical school so let's clear it up.
This question will change the way you think about NPH (normal pressure hydrocephalus)!
A review of a commonly seen acute condition in the ED - urinary retention! You need to know the key causes!
You may have never ordered this test, but you better know it for trauma patients!
This answer choice might differ from what you've seen in practice, but its right!
You might be thinking this is obvious, I know this, I know the bacteria I'm treating. But do you? Do you?
Eye pain in trauma is something that get really bad, really fast. There are two treatment modalities you need to know. One of those we know you know, the other...maybe not?
You may have forgotten this from med school, but we promise you'll never forget it after this episode!
This may not be that obvious but in combination with one other symptom, you cannot miss anticholinergic toxicity!
One of our answer choices here might surprise you. We use it off label for every time of bleeding, but it's actually FDA approved for this.
Botulism is a scary little anaerobe, gram positive rod. It inhibits the release of Ach at motor junctions, leading to a flaccid motor paralysis...
There is one specific treatment that is considered first line for active vaginal bleeding in unstable patients.....(FDA approved)
Bells palsy = Unilateral facial nerve paralysis from lower motor neuron involvement of Cranial Nerve VII...
We talked earlier this week about defining acute liver failure. This question delivers a similar aspect of treating end stage liver disease...
Do you know about "dogmentin"? But what exactly are you treating and what about that dreaded Penicillin allergy?
Acute liver failure is some type of severe liver injury that leads to near-immediate failure of the synthetic function of the liver, with a high risk of permanent liver infarction and mortality...
It's all about the triad right? The pentad? nope.
Classically monoarticular, large joints are the most common sites, and the knee is involved >50% of cases....
So you're telling me the RUQ U/S might not be the best test? You need to know your tests and their limitations.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a clinical syndrome characterized by an acute kidney injury with associated microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia...
Subungual hematoma is blood accumulating under the fingernail or toenail from trauma. Typically its from a blow to the distal phalanx...
Ascending paralysis is always terrifying, especially in the pediatric population. We go through the differential and ask a specific board type question that you might not get right.
Digoxin causes numerous changes to cardiac electrophysiology....
You need to know high risk vs low risk syncope. What gets admitted and what can be discharged? Do risk stratification tools even work?
A “brief resolved unexplained event” or BRUE, is not a specific diagnosis, but rather a diverse group of patients with various pathology...
Syncope is one of the most common presentations to the ED. We go through high yield tests that actually help, and talk about one in particular you should really avoid ordering in most patients.
In myocytes, the intracellular influx of calcium is necessary for muscle contraction. Cardiac glycosides reversibly inhibit the membrane Na-K ATPase...
Kidney stones are common causes of abdominal pain, with total prevalence in the US 5%, making it quite a routine ED diagnosis...
You have to know when this happens and how to manage it rapidly in the ER. The mortality is 90% but the temporizing measures work 85% of the time.
We get into the weeds about Lyme disease treatment when it comes to prophylaxis
This is everything you need to know on mesenteric ischemia in less than 4 minutes. Plus we tell you how they will set it up for you on tests!
We tell you 3 critical PE pearls you just need to know!
This patient has a concerning Lemierre Syndrome, otherwise known as septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein...
You think you know this, but this question will probably trip you up!
GCA is a devastating, uncommon condition. Most common systemic vasculitis, but thankfully one key helpful pearl is that it never occurs in patients <50 years old.
First and most obvious -- evaluate the patient’s ABCs. Next -- supportive agents, such as fluids and vasopressors are indicated due to the patient’s hemodynamic instability...
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