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SGEM#126: Take me to the Rivaroxaban – Outpatient treatment of VTE

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Cardiac, Featured, Podcasts, Pulmonary | 17 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM126 VTE Date: July 2nd, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Jeffrey Kline (@klinelab) is the Vice Chair of Research in Emergency Medicine and a professor of physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine. Most of you probably know him as the origin of the PERC Rule.  His diagnostic research interests focus on human affect analysis, pretest probability and capnography to reduce medical imaging. His human treatment research includes randomized trials of fibrinolysis and inhaled nitric oxide. His laboratory work focuses...

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SGEM#125: I’m So Excited

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM125 Date: June 20th, 2015 The goal of the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is to shorten the knowledge translation window from over ten years down to less than one year. It accomplishes this by doing a critical appraisal of a recently published article using the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) process. BEEM has the only validated audience rating tool in emergency medicine and to the best of my knowledge, the only known measure of clinical relevance....

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Journal of Rural Emergency Medicine: Issue#2

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Podcasts | 0 comments

It has been one year since the first issue of Journal of Rural Emergency Medicine (JREM) was released in June 2014. The JREM Editorial Board has been working diligently to put together the second issue since we released that first issue. We are pleased to announce  JREM Issue #2 is ready. We hope that you enjoy this issue that includes both original research, reviews, and commentary that are pertinent to rural practitioners and policy-makers and probably would not have been published...

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SGEM#124: Ultrasound for Skull Fractures – Little Bones

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Featured, Musculoskeletal, Neurologic, Pediatrics, Podcasts, Trauma | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM124 Little Bones Date: June 11th, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Greg Hall. Greg is Director of EM Ultrasound at the Brantford General Hospital in Brantford Ontario and Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University.  He is Vice President of the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society, co-author of Point-of-care Ultrasound for Emergency Physicians, co-creator of the EDE 2 Course: Advanced Emergency Department Echo, and director of the EDE 3 Course, a leading edge POCUS workshop. Case: An 18 month old male presents...

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SGEM#123: Intranasal Fentanyl – Oh What a Feeling

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Featured, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM123 Date: June 1st, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Anthony Crocco. Anthony is the Division Head and Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at McMaster University. He is also known as a RANTer and a SketchEBM kind of guy. Case: Thirteen year-old boy twists his leg at school. He presents to the emergency department with a laterally displaced patella. Prior to reduction of the dislocated patella, you wonder what you can give the child for pain management. Background: Oligoanalgesia is...

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RANThony#3: Paediatric Pain

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Featured, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 0 comments

Dr. Anthony Crocco is back with another RANThony on YouTube. This time he is ranting about paediatric pain management in the emergency department.  This rant was recorded at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) meeting last week in Edmonton. The theme of this year’s CAEP meeting was Lighting the Way. Dr. Crocco was lighting the way through the darkness to improve paediatric pain management in his own unique style. One thing Dr. Crocco did at the CAEP meeting was interrupt...

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SGEM#122: We can Ondansetron if We Want To – But Should We?

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Featured, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM122 Date: May 31st, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Anthony Crocco. Anthony is the Medical Director & Division Head of Pediatric Emergency at McMaster’s Children’s Hospital. He is known on YouTube for his RANThonys and has recently developed a novel website to teach evidence based medicine called SketchyEBM. Case: Four year-old girl presents with diarrhea and three episodes of vomiting in the last 24 hours. The child has signs of mild dehydration. A diagnosis of gastroenteritis is made but...

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SGEM#121: Internal or External Shoulder Immobilization (It Don’t Matter to Me)

Posted by on May 24, 2015 in Featured, Musculoskeletal, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM121 Date: May 22nd, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Dagny Kane-Haas. Dagny is a physiotherapist who just completed her Masters degree in Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy. Case: 24 year-old man is goofing around on the Memorial Day long weekend at the beach. He falls and dislocates his shoulder for the first time. An examination shows it is an isolated injury and x-rays demonstrate an anterior dislocation of his shoulder without fracture. Procedural sedation is performed with no complications. Post...

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SGEM#120: One Thing or Two for Community Acquired Pneumonia?

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Featured, Infectious, Podcasts, Pulmonary | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM120 Date: May 7th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Victor Tsang graduated from University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and is currently doing a residency at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario. Cassandra McEwan graduate of McGill University and University of Waterloo. She is also completing a residency program at London Health Sciences Centre. Case: 62 year old man presents to your emergency department with a four day history of increasing shortness of breath, purulent cough, fever, and generally feeling...

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SGEM#119: B-Lines (Diagnosing Acute Heart Failure with Ultrasound)

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Featured, Podcasts, Pulmonary | 19 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM119 Date: April 14th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Dr. Alan Chiem. Alan is an assistant clinical professor and the director of ultrasound at UCLA Olive View. Case: 78 year old man with a history of diabetes, hypertension and coronary artery disease presents with a two day history of increasing shortness of breath. He does not have any chest pain or fever. You have been doing more and more with ultrasound and wonder whether you can make the diagnosis of acute...

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SGEM#118: I Hope you Had a Negative D-dimer (ADJUST PE Study)

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Cardiac, Featured, Podcasts, Pulmonary | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM118 Date: April 29th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Dr. Kerstin deWit. Kerstin did an Internal medicine and EM training in the UK. Since then she has worked in Thrombosis research and received a doctorate in the UK and a Masters in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa. Kerstin currently works as a Thrombosis physician and Emergency Physician at McMaster University and member of Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM). Case: An 84 year old woman presents to the ED with...

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SGEM#117: Diarrhea – Hard to Spell, Easy to Smell and Easy to Cause with IV Antibiotics

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Featured, GastroIntestinal, Infectious, Podcasts | 3 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM117 Date: April 24th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Meghan Groth (@EMPharmGirl). Meghan is the emergency medicine pharmacy specialist at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont and an adjunct professor of pharmacy at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Case: A 58 year old male presents to your emergency department complaining of a warm, painful, reddened area on his left thigh. His past medical history is only significant for generalized anxiety disorder and he has no known drug allergies....

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