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Welcome to ERCast, a focused discussion on the questions, quagmires and known unknowns we face everyday in the emergency department.

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Sep 30, 2017

Megan Spyres, toxicologist and emergency physician at LA County-USC, gives a primer on diagnosing and treating Wernicke's encephalopathy. The title of this post "What you don't know about Wernicke's encephalopathy" is more from my perspective than a commentary on what you, the listener, may know. After all, you might be...


Sep 20, 2017

Mike Mallin is a legend in emergency ultrasound but, by day, he's a regular guy and community ED doc. In this episode, Mike and Rob talk about

  • making the change from an academic to community medicine job
  • working in a place that sparks joy
  • working locum tenens
  • soft tissue ultrasound looking for abscess
  • placing...


Jul 25, 2017

This is not an easy episode. It's not easy because a doctor gets named in a lawsuit, a patient has a bad outcome, and it openly discusses some of the systems failures we have in medicine. If that's enough to turn you off, close the page and go about your day. You'll probably be happier for it. 

Still here? Well, here's...


Jul 2, 2017

Emergency management of priapism, hematuria, and interstitial cystitis are discussed with urologist Brian Shaffer.

Warning: the following program contains graphic descriptions of medical procedures. Listener discretion is advised. 

Stuff Adam and Rob have discovered recently and are really digging

Rob

  1. Dermastent
  2. Bounce...


Jun 24, 2017

Last summer I took a road trip to Canada and during the drive I listened to the book When Breath Becomes Air. That was a year ago, and I still think about that book, almost daily. When Breath Becomes Air is the autobiographical account of the final 2 years of neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi life. Paul was in residency, age...