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Essentials of Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Residents Apply to Win!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Do you have a passion for education and emergency medicine? Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) is one of the largest live emergency medicine educational conferences in the world. Inspired by the contest operated by EMCrit and ALiEM, the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine is partnering with CanadiEM to offer a Canadian emergency medicine resident the opportunity to attend EEM for free as an Essentials of Emergency Medicine Education Fellow. The winning applicant would receive: Full live conference registration at...

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SGEM#141: Popeye and the Paperclip

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Featured, Holiday, Podcasts | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM141 Date: December 17th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Bob Edmonds is a 3rd year emergency medicine resident at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Prior to medical school, he graduated from the US Air Force Academy, and when he completes his training will rejoin the Air Force for nine years as an Emergency Medicine physician. In his spare time he enjoys reading, finding random facts online, and hanging out with his wife and son. This is a SGEM...

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SGEM#140: CT Scans to Rule Out Subarachnoid Hemorrhages In A Non-Academic Setting

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in Featured, Neurologic, Podcasts | 3 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM140JC Date: December 9th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Dr. Fareen Zaver is a Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University, specifically in charge of the medical education resident curriculum and Grand Rounds schedule. She is the co-founder and lead editor of the ALiEM AIR-Pro series and is pursuing an academic career in Medical Education. She was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and has constantly stood out with her Canadian accent and roots. She will always be a...

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SGEM#139: One Thing Leads to Another – Idarucizumab for Dabigatran Reversal?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Featured, GastroIntestinal, Hematologic, Podcasts | 4 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM139 Date: December 3rd, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Dr. Ryan Radecki is Clinical Practice Lead at Kaiser Permanente North West and Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine – The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has a blog called Emergency Medicine Literature of Note.   Case: A 67-year-old man presents with a history of atrial fibrillation and hypertension. He takes metoprolol 50mg twice daily and dabigatran 150mg twice daily. He had been having mild epigastric pain for about one...

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SGEM#138: Hip to be Blocked – Regional Nerve Blocks for Hip and Femoral Neck Fractures

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Featured, Musculoskeletal, Podcasts | 13 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM138 Date: November 29th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Dr. Brandon Ritcey is an Emergency Medicine Resident from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Chris Bond is an Emergency Medicine physician and clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary. His interests include knowledge translation, FOAMed, and all things food and wine related. Chris has a blog called SOCMOB and is the new host of CAEP Cast. This is another SGEM Hot Off the Press (#SGEMHOP). The goal of the #SGEMHOP is to cut the...

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SGEM#137: A Foggy Day – Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in Featured, Neurologic, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM137 Date: November 21st, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Rory Spiegel is an Emergency Medicine resident in New York City. Rory is doing a resuscitation fellowship at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He also writes a blog called EM Nerd about nihilism, medicine and the art of doing nothing. Case: An 78-year-old woman presents to your emergency department with right arm weakness and slurred speech for the last two hours.  She has a history of hypertension and diabetes. A CTA...

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SGEM#136: CPR – Man or Machine?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Cardiac, Featured, Podcasts | 3 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM136 Date: November 13th, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Salim Rezaie. Salim is an associate clinical professor of Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. He is the creator/founder of the REBEL EM Blog and REBEL Cast. Case: A 65-year old male has a witnessed cardiac arrest. He receives immediate CPR, early defibrillation, as well as one round of ACLS medications. He arrives via EMS to your emergency department, where they tell...

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SGEM#135: The Answer My Friend is Blowin’ in your Nose – High Flow Nasal Oxygen

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in Cardiac, Featured, Podcasts, Pulmonary | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM135 Date: October 28th, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Justin Morgenstern. Justin is an emergency physician and the director of simulation education at Markham Stouffville Hospital in Ontario. He loves skepticism and medical education, especially when it is free and open access. He is the author of the #FOAMed blog First10EM.com and is an associate editor of Emergency Medicine Cases. Case: A 60-year-old male with no major past medical history presents to your community emergency department with a three-day history...

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SGEM#134: Listen, to what the British Doctors Say about LPs post CT for SAH

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in Featured, Neurologic, Podcasts | 20 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM134 Date: October 27th, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. David Sayer is a physician completing his general practice training in the United Kingdom. Case Scenario: A 34-year-old woman presents with acute onset of headache peaking in 30 minutes with no recent trauma, focal deficits and a normal neurologic examination. Background: Headaches represent around 2% of all emergency department visits. Of these presentations 1-3% turn out to be a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)  (Edlow, Vermeulen, Perry, Morgenstern). About 5% of SAH are misdiagnosed on the first...

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SGEM Xtra: The Reality Check

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

I had the pleasure of being a guest panelist on The Reality Check (TRC) podcast this week. TRC is “Canada’s weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.” They invited me on to discuss some of my favourite things like evidence based medicine, knowledge translation and FOAMed. Listen to the show by clicking on this link to the MP3 file or subscribing to TRC on iTunes. We had lots of fun discussing...

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SGEM#133: Just Beat It (Atrial Fibrillation) with Diltiazem or Metoprolol?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Cardiac, Featured, Podcasts | 7 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM133 Date: October 23rd, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Anand Swaninathan is an assistant program director at NYU/Bellevue Hospital in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also part of REBEL EM, The Teaching Course, Emergency Medical Abstracts and a new FOAM site – Core EM. Case: A 53 year-old woman with no past medical history presents to the emergency department with palpitations for four days. She says she has felt fatigued and a bit short of breath. Vitals reveal...

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SGEM#132: One Balloon for Otitis Media with Effusion

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Featured, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 3 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM132 Date: October 15th, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Richard Lubell is a community pediatrician in London, Ontario with over 30 years of experience. He is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Western University. Case: A four-year-old boy presents to the emergency department after being picked up from school. The mother is worried he has another ear infection. This is because the teacher thought he was having trouble hearing in class. The child completed a course...

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