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Feb 21, 2017

It is bronchiolitis season my friends. Even I have a bit of the URI. When we’re talking bronchiolitis, the conversation is almost always about: do steroids or bronchodilators work, what to do with a touch of hypoxia. Important conversations to be sure, but the highest yield pearl I have ever received about...


Feb 14, 2017

There's a journal club in my living room every few months (or at least there will be - this was the first). Raconteur Adam Rowh, MD joins the show to talk the med lit we dissected by the fireside.
Stuff in this show

  • Prandoni, Paolo, et al. "Prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients hospitalized for syncope." New...


Feb 2, 2017

It's time for a mumps outbreak! Here is a basic primer on the very basic basics.

How do you get mumps? 

  • Respiratory secretions, that guy sitting next to you on the airplane with the huge parotid gland and just sneeze in your eye. Not good.

Incubation period

  • How long does this need to cook before mumps is ready for...