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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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Feb 23, 2010

Why is a 12 hour erection a bad thing? How should we manage the patient with bloody urine? A curbside consult with urologist Brian Shaffer, MD. 

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An unusual southern accent

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Urology Primer


Priapism a rare condition that causes a persistent, and often painful, penile erection.


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Feb 10, 2010

Treating acute stroke beyond the 3 hour window.

A discussion of the history of thrombolytics in acute stroke, current literature and an interview with Providence Stroke Center director Dr. Ted Lowenkopf.

Feb 3, 2010

How do you workup a child with limp? 

Decisions rules for distinguishing between toxic synovitis and septic hip.


A curbside consult with pediatric orthopedic surgeon Adam Barmada


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