January 2018 - Hotpocket
Dr Mason reviews the fact that we have an IV fluid shortage in North America after the recent hurricanes affecting Puerto Rico.
EMA 2018 January
EMA kicks off 2018 with a great episode full of clinically useful papers with our team of contributors tackling some hot topics. Jan and Ramin begin with their editors’ commentary on the January selections then Mel and Stuart give us a quick overview with their Ultra Summary. Jerry Hoffman’s Deep Dive looks at a few of this month’s papers with a particular focus on the many retrospective studies in this month’s episode. Rick’s Rants looks at the opioid crisis and how it relates to emergency medicine while Ken Milne’s Time To Talk A Little Nerdy lecture focuses on managing pediatric UTI’s in the ED. Jerry is back with more Reflections of a Skeptic, this month talking about the importance of clinical judgement and the use of clinical decision aids. Finally, Mel takes a look back in time with his That Was Then This Is Now segment about contrast induced nephropathy.
Let's get this New Year started with some home cooked medical goodness that can only be EM:RAP.
C3 - Stroke
In this episode of C3, we review the management of the patient with acute stroke. Although cerebrovascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, advances in acute stroke care have been overshadowed to some degree by advances in cardiovascular care. After years of slow and difficult progress, the battle against stroke is picking up steam. Advances in imaging allow us to more precisely define the various stroke syndromes and new interventional techniques now the hold promise of more effective targeted treatments.
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