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SGEM#237: Screening Tool for Child Sex Trafficking

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM237 Date: November 10th , 2018 Reference: Kaltiso et al. Evaluation of a Screening Tool for Child Sex Trafficking Among Patients with High-Risk Chief Complaints in a Pediatric Emergency Department. AEM October 2018. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Chris Bond is an emergency medicine physician and clinical lecturer in Calgary. He is also an avid FOAM supporter/producer through various online outlets including TheSGEM. You may have noticed there was no music for the introduction. Part of the SGEM brand is to have some fun and engaging theme music to help with knowledge translation. This topic of child sex trafficking is very serious and disturbing. I struggled with what would be an appropriate song choice. After thinking about it and not coming up with something acceptable I went to twitter to ask my #FOAMed friends. It was Minh Le Cong (@Ketaminh) who suggested...

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SGEM#236: TXA – Not for Brain Bleeds

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Hematologic, Neurologic, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM236 Date: November 6th , 2018 Reference: Sprigg et al. Tranexamic acid for hyperacute primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage (TICH-2): an international randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 superiority trial. Lancet. 2018 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Robert Edmonds is an emergency physician in the US Air Force in Virginia. This is Bob’s eighth visit to the SGEM. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions of this podcast do not represent the United States Government or the US Air Force. Case: Your next patient is a stroke alert for a 67-year-old male living at a nursing home presents with severe right sided upper and lower extremity weakness noticed one hour ago while eating a meal.  He obtains a stat head CT which shows an intracerebral hemorrhage.  In addition to controlling his elevated blood pressure, you wonder if there is more you can offer this patient to improve his outcome and odds...

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SGEM#235: Edoxaban for Cancer Associated VTE – Would the NEJM Lie to You?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Featured, Hematologic, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM235 Date: October 30th , 2018 Reference: Raskob GE et al. Edoxaban for the Treatment of Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolism. NEJM 2018 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Anand Swaminathan is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Patterson, NJ. He is a deputy editor for EM: RAP and, associate editor for REBEL EM. Case: A 43-year old woman with a history of breast cancer currently undergoing chemotherapy presents with mild chest pain. She is hemodynamically stable except for a heart rate of 105 and her pain is increased when she takes a deep breath. The chest x-ray is unremarkable, and you order a CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) which demonstrates a right segmental pulmonary embolism. You write a prescription for low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and advise the patient that she will be taking shots for a...

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SGEM#234: Contrast Induced Nephropathy – A Unicorn?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM234 Date: October 17th , 2018 Reference #1: Aycock, Westafer et al. Acute Kidney Injury After Computed Tomography: A Meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med 2018 (CRD42017056195) Reference #2: Weisbord SD, Gallagher M, Jneid H, et al; PRESERVE Trial Group. Outcomes after Angiography with Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetylcysteine. NEJM 2018 ( NCT01467466.) Guest Skeptic: Dr. Lauren Westafer is a board certified emergency physician at Baystate Medical Center and instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is author of the blog, The Short Coat, and cofounder of the emergency medicine podcast, FOAMcast. Lauren is currently funded by an NHLBI K12 grant (1K12HL138049-01) studying the implementation of evidence-based diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the emergency department. Case: A 64-year-old woman with type-2 diabetes. She presents to the emergency department with chest pain and some shortness of breath....

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SGEM#233: Larry in the Den with Kiwis (LDK) – Low Dose Ketamine vs. Opioids for Acute Pain

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM233 Date: October 10th , 2018 Reference: Karlow et al. A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis of Ketamine as an Alternative to Opioids for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department. AEM Oct 2018. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Corey Heitz is an emergency physician in Roanoke, Virginia. He is also the CME Editor for Academic Emergency Medicine. Case: You are caring for a 38-year-old male (Larry) who presented to the emergency department with lower back pain. During your evaluation, he tells you he doesn’t want any narcotic pain medication. You wonder if there are alternative options, and a colleague reminds you that ketamine has recently gained a lot of exposure as a possible alternative. Background: The amelioration of pain and suffering should be one of the top priorities of emergency physicians.  In 2001, JACHO made pain the 5th vital sign to address the issue of...

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SGEM#232: I Can See Clearly Now the Collar is Gone – Thanks to the Triage Nurse

Posted by on Oct 6, 2018 in Musculoskeletal, Neurologic, Podcasts, Trauma | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM232 Date: October 5th , 2018 Reference: Stiell et al. A Multicenter Program to Implement the Canadian C-Spine Rule by Emergency Department Triage Nurses. Annals of EM Oct 2018 Guest Skeptic: Alison Armstrong is an Emergency Department Nurse, TNCC Course Director, Trauma Program Coordinator and Canadian C-Spine Rule Nurse Champion. Case: There are two case scenarios this week to try and capture the two common ways patients present to the triage nurse. Case 1: A 51-year-old male patient presents to triage in a collar on a back-board via EMS following a rear-end motor vehicle collision (MVC) at a stop light. He was a belted driver with no past medical history and GCS 15. The driver of the car that hit him was texting and did not appear to slow before striking the rear of the patient’s car at about 50 km/hr....

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