Mon, 02/10/2020 - 5:00am

Review the basics of local anesthetic systemic toxicity. Make it L.A.S.T. in your memory!

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Sat, 02/08/2020 - 5:00am

 

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Fri, 02/07/2020 - 3:00am

A 68 year old male with a history of a right ankle ORIF three weeks ago is transferred to your ICU for management of a pulmonary embolism. He developed acute dyspnea while at physical therapy and was taken to an ED where he was found to have bilateral pulmonary emboli extending into both segmental and subsegmental pulmonary arteries on CTPE. His workup included elevated troponins and an echocardiogram that showed a dilated RV with hypokinesis of the RV free wall and reduced tricuspid valve annular systolic excursion. He was started on a heparin infusion prior to transport and was hemodynamically stable when you took the transfer call. When he arrived to your facility he was mentating well but his BP was 85/50 with a HR of 115 and an spO2 of 96% on 2L NC. How will you address his hypotension?

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Thu, 02/06/2020 - 6:00am

Quick review on Digoxin Toxicity 

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Wed, 02/05/2020 - 9:22am

 

A 60 yo female c/o left ankle pain after fall from ladder

 

 

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Tue, 02/04/2020 - 7:12pm

A 50 yo male is brought in via EMS vomiting red fluid. 1 hour prior, he had chugged about half a gatorade bottle that he had used to store windshield washer fluid. "What's in windshield washer fluid?" you wonder as you enter the patient's room. "Is it bad????" Read on to find out why, yes, this is very bad indeed.

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Mon, 02/03/2020 - 5:00am

Thanks to Dr. Julia Moon for a great review of digitalis toxicity in conference this week - here's some reinforcement of the basics. 

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Sat, 02/01/2020 - 5:00am

 

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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 5:12am

While most coronaviruses cause mild respiratory illness consistent with the common cold, two lethal coronaviruses have been previously identified, including the acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in 2002 demonstrating 10% mortality and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in 2012 producing 37% mortality. In December 2019, a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was isolated from a cluster of patients with pneumonia in Wuhan, China. As reported in the Lancet last week, two thirds of the affected patients in a case series had a history of exposure to the Huanan seafood market.

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Thu, 01/30/2020 - 5:00am

 

 

 

Clinical Question: Are the novel potassium binding agents patiromer and sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9) effective in acute hyperkalemia?

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